Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report


Early learning program receives upgrades in Hillyard

The Northeast Youth Center is in the midst of a $1.1 million remodel project to create three dedicated learning spaces for children in Washington state’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program. Executive Director Sheila Geraghty says ...

Circle K station planned in Valley

Tempe, Arizona-based convenience store chain Circle K Stores Inc. plans to build a store and fueling station at 18723 E. Cataldo, in the Greenacres area of Spokane Valley, says Emily Estes-Cross, public information officer for the city of Spokane Valley....


Sibling-owned dump truck businesses thrive in North Idaho

With sustained construction demand in Kootenai County, two family-owned, North Idaho dump truck businesses are picking up steam. Separately owned but family-connected Hidden Ridge Trucking LLC and Collins Trucking LLC have a combined ...


Workforce development becomes inside job

Workforce retirements and growing demand for services are pressuring some manufacturers here to find alternatives to hiring skilled workers by creating internal workforce-development programs, company leaders say. Business operations for many...


Custom merch producer Zome Design leverages power of swag

Custom merchandise produced by Zome Inc. is ubiquitous throughout the Inland Northwest, with its products including this year’s Bloomsday T-shirts and branded merchandise sold at concerts, bars, and breweries, claims Brayden Jessen, CEO and president of...


I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference set in Cd’A next week

One of the Inland Northwest’s largest annual manufacturing conferences is coming next week to The Coeur d’Alene Resort. The I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference & Expo, scheduled for Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31, at the resort at ...


An Unintended Catalyst: Lessons learned at U District building lead to new startup

Since the opening of the Catalyst building in Spokane’s University District in September 2020, energy-efficiency system designer and contractor McKinstry Co. has formed a new company focusing on elements first designed for the building....


VRB-WHOA!: Cd’A leaders attempt to rein in short-term rentals

Escalating concerns surrounding short-term rentals, such as those offered through online vacation rental marketplaces Vrbo and Airbnb Inc., have prompted the Coeur d’Alene City Council to consider code changes to better regulate the industry, says...


T.W. Clark Construction expands its scope into development

Steve Sunleaf, majority owner of T.W. Clark Construction LLC, says the next growth stage for the Spokane Valley construction company will be in its development of its own projects. The company currently is constructing the second project under its ...


Photo showcase: Northern Quest’s River Tower hotel expansion

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is completing work on its River Tower hotel expansion at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, at 100 N. Hayford, on the West Plains. The expansion, which was designed by Integrus Architecture PS, of Spokane, adds about 200 ...

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