Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Marijuana businesses pose risk to banks—for now

Financial institutions in Washington state are anticipating federal guidance on how best to navigate the precarious issue of state law versus federal law in regard to allowing marijuana businesses access to traditional banking services. That question h...

Take steps now to maximize Social Security benefits

As the second largest city in the state with a population of more than 200,000, Spokane has a lot to offer. Last year, Huffington Post ranked Spokane as one of the top 10 cities to retire given the city’s weather, affordable housing, and local culture a...

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Niche lender in Spokane Valley reports that commercial lending activity is picking up

Millwood-based Commercial Lending Northwest Inc., a tiny 15-year-old company that provides commercial financing services to businesses, including for bridge and conventional loans, says it expects to see lending growth this year, especially in the packagi...

Moss Adams launches online tax-credit exchange

Moss Adams LLP, the big Seattle-based accounting and business consulting firm that also operates the largest accounting firm operation here, has launched the Moss Adams Tax Credit Exchange, an online marketplace for buying and selling tax credits. The e...

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More apartments to rise at Riverstone

Hayden developer Whitewater Creek Inc. has obtained permits to build two apartment complexes, with 152 living units combined and a total construction valuation of $13 million, in the Riverstone mixed-use community in northwest Coeur d’Alene, city record...

Four more structures slated near Target store

The city of Spokane has issued commercial building permits at the Regal Plaza shopping center development for four new structures, in addition to the big Target store project under construction there. Dave Black Properties LLC, of Spokane, is developing...

Community center plans move to Browne’s Addition

The Peaceful Valley Community Center plans to move to the lower level of All Saints Lutheran Church, in the Browne’s Addition neighborhood, following a reno-vation project there, says church pastor Alan Eschenbacher. The construction cost for the proje...

Meridian erects multitenant buildings near Cd’A WinCo

Meridian Construction Inc., of Spokane Valley, is erecting two multitenant commercial structures at The CrossRoads Coeur d’Alene retail center in northwest Coeur d’Alene, says Mark D’Agostino, Meridian’s president. The 16-acre CrossRoads Coeur d...

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Acme Concrete expands its reach, lands big projects

Spokane business Acme Concrete Paving Inc. has landed more than $100 million in road work in North Dakota during the last two years, with another $37 million currently in bid review, says company project manager Bryan White. The company also has been aw...

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Gonzaga gets interest break with tax-exempt bonds

The Washington State Higher Education Facilities Authority last month issued revenue bonds that will help finance a new university center that’s under construction at Gonzaga University, executives at the Jesuit school here say. Chuck Murphy, Gonzaga...

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