Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report


Alexa, show me the money

Amazon’s Alexa, a popular virtual assistant that you may already have sitting on a nearby desk or shelf, is soon to be the newest employee, figuratively speaking, at Spokane-area financial institutions. At least two area credit unions—Numerica Cred...


Inflation significance varies with individuals

The topic of inflation has begun to receive more attention from the media, economists, policy makers, and the Federal Reserve. The reason for this heightened interest is that the official measure of inflation is approaching the Federal Reserve’s target ...

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 trophy is named after him. He was hired as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers in 1959. After two years of incredible improvement, his team was poised to...


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-based private money lender Inland Capital LLC has raised $10.5 million for the fund, says Aaron Cunningham, CEO and co-founder of the company. An additional ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


15-unit apartment project rises near South Perry District

The Second Scott LLC, a Portland, Ore.-based real estate developer, is constructing a $2.6 million, 15-unit apartment building at 743 S. Scott, near Spokane’s South Perry District, says company partner Jordan Samiee, one of the owners. Samiee says the ...

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