Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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New law sets foundation for taller wood buildings

Senate Bill 5450, signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this year, goes into effect today, June 7, enabling builders to use certain new timber products to construct bigger buildings than had been permitted previously. The bill specifically directs t...

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15-unit apartment project rises near South Perry District

The Second Scott LLC, a Portland, Ore.-based real estate developer, is constructing a $2.6 million, 15-unit apartment building at 743 S. Scott, near Spokane’s South Perry District, says company partner Jordan Samiee, one of the owners. Samiee says the ...

Yost Gallagher awarded $1.5 million retail project

Yost Gallagher Construction LLC, of Spokane, has been awarded a $1.5 million contract to construct a new retail building a 513 E. Hastings Road, just east of the Wandermere Shopping Center. Yost Gallagher project manager Daniel Jones says the company bro...

CHAS adds dental clinic to its Spokane Valley urgent care

Nonprofit health services provider Community Health Association of Spokane, better known as CHAS, is remodeling part of its Urgent Care-Valley location at 1502 N. Vercler to include a new dental clinic. Kelly Halverson, vice president of administrative s...

Dominos franchisee to build retail structure in Spokane Valley

Pacific Pie Inc., the Spokane-based Domino’s Pizza franchisee, plans to develop a multitenant retail structure at 604 S. Sullivan Road. The $900,000 project is being designed by Spokane-based Mercier Architecture & Planning, and Yost Gallagher Construc...

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Work starts on $20 million-plus Cd’A apartment complex

A new apartment complex is going up at the intersection of Hanley Avenue and Ramsey Road in Coeur d’Alene, north of Lake City High School. To be called The Northern at Coeur d’Alene Place, the complex will consist of 12 three-story apartment building...

STCU plans new home loan center in Spokane Valley

Spokane Teachers Credit Union plans to open a home loan center in a single-story building it’s remodeling at 9207 E. Mission, in Spokane Valley, says Dan Hansen, spokesman for the Liberty Lake-based credit union. Although plans are preliminary, STCU ho...

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MacKay Manufacturing reports growth in sales

A decade after the Great Recession, MacKay Manufacturing Inc. owner and Vice President Katie MacKay says business is good. From 2014 to 2016, the computer numerical control precision machining manufacturer had stagnant sales of around $22 million ann...

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Ag Enterprise Supply: Enterprising more custom jobs

Ryan Kuster, parts and manufacturing department manager for Cheney-based Ag Enterprise Supply Inc., says he’s noticed fewer companies offer custom fabrication these days. “It does require more care, effort, and time,” says Kuster. In contrast, Ag ...

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A fast expansion of rapid-care health services in Spokane

Spokane’s biggest health care providers are adding rapid-care clinics in the Spokane market, well, rapidly. Providence Health Care has opened one such clinic in the Spokane area, called Providence Express Care Clinic, and has plans to open three more ...

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