Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Stantec awarded contract to assess state rest areas

The Spokane office of Stantec Inc., an international design firm with headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta, is one of three others that will be working on a recently awarded $575,000 contract to lead a statewide evaluation of 33 rest areas...

Fulcrum Financial office building rises on South Hill

Construction is underway on a 3,000-square-foot building at 1216 S. Grand Blvd., on Spokane’s South Hill, that will be the new headquarters for Fulcrum Financial Group LLC, says Sarah Lynn Carlson, the company’s owner....

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Nurse, aid shortage burdens retirement industry

With higher wages in other specialties, a growing workforce void, and an increasingly large retiring population, among other factors, the retirement industry has seen a serious nursing and aid shortage, some industry professionals here say....

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Advanced demand for nurse practitioners

Health care educators here say the demand for advanced practice nurses continues to grow, as physician shortages loom and rural residents face declining access to care. Anne Mason is the director of Washington State University’s doctor of nursing...

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100-bed Inland Northwest Behavioral Hospital prepares to open

Spokane soon will have another resource for those in need of behavioral health care. An Oct. 1 soft opening is planned for the $34 million, 100-bed Inland Northwest Behavioral Hospital, says director of business development Lonna Smith. Those interested ...

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Northwest Pediatric Ophthalmology: Focusing on the eyes of youth

Spokane-based niche eye clinic Northwest Pediatric Ophthalmology PS is projecting it will be able to see up to 80 patients a day in its new, larger medical office at 842 S. Cowley, says Rachelle Zimmerer, the practice’s manager. That’s roughly 10 to ...

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Amazon’s project challenge in Spokane

Last month marked the start of construction on what will eventually become a new Amazon Fulfillment Center on the West Plains. The Journal previously reported that the $181 million facility, being built at 10010 W. Geiger Blvd., just southwest of...

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4 Degrees Real Estate purchases downtown building

The owners of 4 Degrees Real Estate have bought a new building at 915 W. Second in downtown Spokane, which they intend to use as the brokerage’s new offices. Jordan Tampien, who co-founded 4 Degrees with his brother, Joel, in 2015, says the two...

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Two townhome projects planned in Spokane area

Two townhome projects worth at least a combined $4 million are being constructed in separate neighborhoods in the Spokane area. One townhome project, called the 35th Avenue Commons, is planned for 2727 E. 35th Ave. The townhomes will be owned by SMY LLC...

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Three new Spokane apartment project total nearly 400 units

Three separate apartment complex projects with an expected total of 396 living units are in the planning stages in different neighborhoods in the Spokane area. On the West Plains, preliminary plans with Spokane County call for a large apartment complex...

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