Spokane Journal of Business

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CHAS clinic transforms on North Side - Art only

Community Health Association of Spokane has completed the second phase of the expansion of its Maple Street Clinic, located at 3919 N. Maple. The third and final phase currently under way is expected to be completed late this month....

HUD to close Spokane office in consolidation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to close its Spokane field office as the federal agency restructures its programs to reduce costs, says Lee Jones, a Seattle-based spokesman for the federal agency.HUD will offer options...

Shamrock garners project to repave stretch of SR 291

The Washington state Department of Transportation has awarded Shamrock Paving Inc., of Spokane, a $3.8 million project to repave an 11-mile stretch of state Route 291, says DOT spokesman Al Gilson.The project will extend between Division Street...

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Coeur d'Alene school district awards $9.2 million in project

The Coeur d'Alene School District has awarded two contracts totaling $9.2 million to Spokane and Coeur d'Alene contractors for construction projects planned at Canfield Middle School and Sorensen Magnet School, says Laura Rumpler, spokeswoman for a...

Construction jobs increase in Spokane

Construction employment increased in 170 out of 339 metropolitan areas, including Spokane and Seattle, in April compared with the year-earlier month, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released late last month by the Associated...

Price-point diversity drives momentum at Lewis Construction

Price-point diversity drives momentum at Lewis Construction

Spokane homebuilder Tim Lewis, president and founder of Lewis Construction & Development Inc., says the ability to construct homes at multiple price points has carried his company through the recession and sputtering recovery.Lewis, a former in...

Cheaper U.S. energy said helping manufacturers compete

The U.S. manufacturing industry is competing globally again, thanks to lower natural gas prices and a renaissance in the oil and gas energy sector, said panelists at a recent "Perspectives on the Energy Industry" forum sponsored by Houston-based of...

Conveyor maker here views acquisition as springboard

Opportunity Industries Inc., a Spokane Valley-based company that installs, maintains, and repairs conveyor systems for companies such as United Parcel Service and FedEx Corp., among others, is hoping a recent acquisition will help it broaden its at...

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Freight manager here rolls toward double-digit growth

Compass Distributing LLC, a division of Fast Way Freight System Inc. that's doing business as Compass Freight Management, is on track to see a 60 percent increase in revenue for 2013 compared with last year, says Fast Way co-owner Mark handles its...

Manufacturing job gains lag targeted pace, group says

The latest monthly U.S.jobs reportshows America's manufacturing sectordidn't gain a single jobin April 2013, a setback in the effort to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the president's second term, says the Alliance for American Paul,...

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