Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

HELOCs grow in popularity in the Spokane area

Some lending and real estate experts here say that Spokane-area homeowners are pursuing home equity lines of credit, or HELOCs, at rates that mirror the flourishing housing market. “I think definitely over the past 12 months, the HELOC product has beco...

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Alexa, show me the money

Amazon’s Alexa, a popular virtual assistant that you may already have sitting on a nearby desk or...

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Inflation significance varies with individuals

The topic of inflation has begun to receive more attention from the media, economists, policy makers...

Adviser: Most investors will do best with basics

Vince Lombardi is recognized as the greatest football coach of all time. In fact, the Super Bowl tro...

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Inland Capital grows lending pool to $21 million

After opening a new private equity fund, Inland Capital Fund A, just under one year ago, Spokane-bas...

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Self-storage demand booms in the Inland Northwest

The need for rental self-storage facilities has surged here in recent years, some Inland Northwest industry veterans say, and the storage construction permit volume has surged past the pre-recession peak. “In the past 2 1/2 or three years, growth has b...

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Catholic Charities plans two more Father Bach structures in Spokane

Catholic Charities of Spokane hopes to begin construction in the fall on the fourth and fifth buildings in the Father Bach series of low income housing apartment projects, says Jonathan Mallahan, vice president of housing for Catholic Charities Spokane, w...

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North Spokane Corridor’s Columbia-Freya phase to start this month

The Washington state Department of Transportation is set to begin the next phase of construction on the North Spokane Corridor later this month, with what’s being called the Columbia-Freya project, says Al Gilson, Spokane-based spokesman for the departm...

Bouten Construction to build new Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery has named Spokane-based Bouten Construction Co. as the contractor for the crisis nursery’s new 30,000-square-foot facility at 2230 E. Sprague, noting the construction company’s past projects with NAC Architecture, the ...

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New law sets foundation for taller wood buildings

Senate Bill 5450, signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this year, goes into effect today, June 7, enabling builders to use certain new timber products to construct bigger buildings than had been permitted previously. The bill specifically directs t...

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