Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Higher loans rates could hurt small Inland Northwest businesses

Bankers in Spokane haven’t noticed a sharp change in behavior from prospective borrowers, panicked by the looming threat of rising interest rates set to occur in 2022, but say they are keeping a constant eye on rising rates and anticipating the needs ...

Wage-price spiral could extend risk of inflation

Trillions of dollars in new central bank and federal government stimulus added to an economy already recovering from the lockdown-induced stupor of COVID-19-produced skyrocketing corporate profits and a hat trick for equity investors in 2021....

Don’t become ‘house poor’ in overheated market

Real estate has been a hot asset class this past year since the demand is more significant than supply. Prices have been going up, up, up. With interest rates still low and lending so easy, it has helped to fuel this hot real estate market. ...

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Zoned Out: Single family-exclusive zoning may become thing of the past

The Washington state Department of Commerce has proposed several changes to its Growth Management Act, and Gov. Jay Inslee has voiced his support for a policy that would essentially ban single-family zoning, but local real estate industry experts say the ...

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Mixed-use development eyed at old Idaho Veneer site

A development of over 120 residential living units is planned on the grounds of the former Idaho Veneer Co. mill site. The $20.5 million project, named Millworx, is located at 704 E. Fourth and is being developed by longtime Spokane developer A&A ...

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Spokane International Airport moves forward with TREX terminal expansion project

Plans are progressing at the Spokane International Airport on an upgrade and expansion to one of the airport’s terminals, as well as construction of a warehouse near the airport....

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Fire department plans new boathouse at north end of Lake Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department is building a boathouse for its fire boat at the foot of Tubbs Hill. Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel says the project will cost about $450,000....

New housing action plan touted by Spokane real estate professionals

A new housing action plan commissioned by the Spokane Association of Realtors details how local governments could increase housing density, implement zoning action and changes, and provide incentives to builders and developers in order to increase the ...

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Kootenai Health expands heart center on main campus

Kootenai Health has started construction of a $37.3 million heart center expansion on its main hospital campus in Coeur d’Alene. The heart center will grow to 13 operating rooms from 11 and expand to five procedure rooms from three to meet the needs ...

Circle K to re-enter Spokane market

A Circle K store and gas station will be constructed on more than 2 acres of undeveloped vacant land at 9132 W. U.S. 2, east of Airway Heights. The new 5,200-square-foot convenience store and fuel canopy are valued at $1.15 million, according to a ...

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