Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Walker tackles two projects in Othello

Walker Construction Inc., of Spokane, has started work on two jobs for the Othello School District that have a combined value of $2.7 million. Othello is located about 120 miles southwest of Spokane, between Moses Lake and the Tri-Cities. The a...

Office-retail structure rises along Newport Highway

Office-retail structure rises along Newport Highway

Genesis Construction & Development Inc., of Spokane, has started work on a 5,300-square-foot, $664,000 office and retail building in North Spokane.Bob Bennie, owner of Genesis Construction, says the single-story structure located at 11402 N. in...

New streetlights planned on I-90 section downtown

The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to replace streetlights along roughly three miles of Interstate 90 between Liberty Park and the Latah Creek bridges, says Al Gilson, spokesman for DOT's eastern region.Two federally funded...

Cheney industrial center certified as shovel ready

Cheney industrial center certified as shovel ready

The 38-acre Cheney Industrial & Commerce Park has gained a third-party certification that it is development ready, with roads, utilities, and other infrastructure in place for businesses that want to locate facilities there. With the recent city...

Kearsley Construction to build new wastewater treatment plant in Lind

Kearsley Construction Inc. plans to start work in April on a new $2.5 million wastewater treatment system in Lind, Wash., says Frank Gowdy, owner of the Spokane Valley-based contracting company. The town of Lind, which awarded Kearsley the is 76 a...

Medical Lake hospital plans upgrades worth $1.7 million

Eastern State Hospital, the state-run inpatient psychiatric facility at Medical Lake, has selected two contractors for three separate upgrade projects valued at a combined total of at least $1.7 million.Meridian Construction Inc., of Spokane was...

Spalding concern acquires former furniture store site

Richmond & Bickett LLC, a development company headed by Spokane artist and commercial property owner Dan Spalding, has bought for $400,000 two downtown buildings that had been occupied by furniture stores for more than 75 years.The structures, a...

Musselman sees growth in heavy equipment rentals

Musselman sees growth in heavy equipment rentals

Since its $5 million Liberty Lake building opened in 2011, Musselman Rentals & Sales has attracted some clients who have spontaneously stopped in their travels after seeing the facility and lineup of heavy equipment visible from Interstate 90.The...

Nonprofit here set to begin two senior housing projects

Spokane-based Community Frameworks expects to start construction by spring on two low-income senior housing projects with a total value of $10 million, says Chris Venne, the nonprofit's finance director.One project will be the $4 million, Park a...

Kootenai County impact fees sent back to drawing board

Less than a year after approving development impact fees, Kootenai County commissioners have suspended them for up to 18 months, during which time they hope either to come up with a better system to collect the fees or to repeal them the fees were...

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