Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Some employers here make 401(k) adjustments

Americans already were struggling to save for retirement, and the pandemic has only made the situation worse, reports show. Local industry observers say, however, some Spokane employers largely have stayed on track with retirement plans, while others ...

Life insurance policy can be ‘the last love letter”

Jim Lusk remembers going to the wake of one of his clients who had died after being hit by a truck. The client’s widow pulled him aside and asked if she and her kids were going to be financially OK. “I told her, ‘We’re going to pay off your ...

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The Airway Heights Housing Boom

Karen O’Donnell, a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, has worked as a broker in the region since 2002, and has marketed newly constructed homes since 2008. She’s claims she’s never seen anything in Spokane County that rivals the ...

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California manufacturer plans to move to Liberty Lake

Ventura, California-based Swiss Productions Inc. is planning a new 25,700-square-foot manufacturing facility in Liberty Lake, where it will move its operations when the project is completed in 2022, says Richard Petrash, senior vice president and chief ...

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Rebound follows initial drop in coworking usage

Managers and owners of coworking spaces in the Spokane area say that while occupancy is low due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those who have been taking advantage of such spaces are thankful to have them, and the popularity of coworking spaces could increase ...

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Industrial real estate remains in strong demand in Spokane area

Brokers here say some sectors of the commercial real estate industry have remained strong despite transactions skidding to a near halt as the mandates issued to reduce the spread of the coronavirus rippled through the state and shut down businesses....

Developer rebuilds Spokane Valley retail structure after fire

Dolphin Enterprises LLC, a family-owned business of three generations, has started construction on a building at 6818 E. Sprague, in Spokane Valley, including a replacement structure for a paint store that was destroyed by a fire there in February 2019. ...

Western States Equipment plans Liberty Lake facility

Boise, Idaho-based Western States Equipment Co. plans to build a 127,400-square-foot heavy equipment dealership in Liberty Lake, according to planning documents on file with the city. Site plans show the heavy equipment dealer is planning a four-building...

StanCraft to add third hangar at its Cd’A jet center

StanCraft Jet Center is expanding its ongoing development plans in North Idaho with the addition of a 57,200-square-foot hangar at Coeur d’Alene Airport-Pappy Boyington Field. Construction on the StanCraft Jet Center began last year. As previously ...

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Barker Storage begins work on 10-acre storage facility

A family-owned investment company is developing a storage unit business that also will allocate space for storing boats and recreational vehicles. Barker Storage LLC broke ground last week on its planned $5.5 million self-storage project to be located ...

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