Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Lakeview apartments envisioned in Cd'A - Art only

Lakeview apartments envisioned in Cd'A - Art only

One Lakeside LLC, of Aspen, Colo., wants to build a 12-story, $20 million-plus mixed-use tower, depicted above, at the northwest corner of First Street and Lakeside Avenue. As envisioned, the structure would have 90,000 square feet of multifamily...

Metro area home prices rise, sales up

Growth in metropolitan area median home prices increased in the third quarter, and more areas are showing gains, says the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors.The median existing single-family home price rose in 120 of...

Bouten Construction adopts lean construction practices

Bouten Construction adopts lean construction practices

Spokane-based Bouten Construction Co. has changed the way it approaches projects by looking at how to cut waste from the building process, while increasing productivity and efficiency, through the business practice known as lean construction.One...

Four community banks report increased earnings in Q3

Four community bank companies that have a presence in the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene area have reported increases in third-quarter net income.Two of those banks had posted a loss during the third quarter of 2011.While all are reporting challenges in...

Investment returns linked more to policy than party

In a recently completed study, the authors of several widely-recognized articles on politics and investment returns challenge conventional wisdom regarding the association between such returns and political election results. Robert R. Johnson, a...

'Low-income' credit unions rise in number, NCUA says

A National Credit Union Administration initiative has resulted in a jump in the number of credit unions to obtain the federal agency's low-income designation, which is based on the income levels of a majority of those credit unions' members. Two...

Angel investment market continues recovery, study says

The angel investor market in the first two quarters of this year showed signs of steady recovery since a downturn in the second half of 2008 and the first half of 2009, with total investments at $9.2 billion, an increase of 3.1 percent over the in...

Sustainable investment effort gains traction, some say

Sustainable investment effort gains traction, some say

For two years, Dan Grady funded Winfiniti Inc. himself and with the help of friends and family.For the next phase of development for the startup that makes building-efficiency management software, Winfiniti sought and got help from a new friend,...

Global plans rebranding, operational changes next year

Global plans rebranding, operational changes next year

Global Credit Union, the Spokane-based financial institution, is preparing to undergo a sizable rebranding effort starting next year, says President and CEO Jack Fallis. "I think we've come up with a recipe for success," says Fallis, who has top...

'Beer Money' brews finance basics

'Beer Money' brews finance basics

Darin Hayes, a Coeur d'Alene-based D.A. Davidson & Co. financial consultant, has had more than a few informal conversations over beers with friends about basic concepts of personal finance and investing.A fan of specialty brews, Hayes says he to...

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