Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Making lemonade: Eateries upgrade in downtime

A handful of bars and restaurants in the Spokane area have used the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to remodel and deep-clean their spaces, sometimes using Paycheck Protection Program loan funds to pay employees to help with the work. ...

McKinstry plans new West Plains fabrication facility

Seattle-based McKinstry Co. is in the process of buying undeveloped land north of Spokane International Airport, where it intends to build a $5 million fabrication facility for its Spokane operations....

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Women-owned Cd’A contractor grows with federal work

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic has been able to blunt the tide of growth the design-build construction company Verdis is experiencing. Since becoming a member of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program in 2016, Verdis has ...

Puget Sound Pipe & Supply to build West Plains operation

Kent, Washington-based pipe valve and fitting manufacturer and retailer Puget Sound Pipe & Supply Co. plans to build a new, roughly 20,000-square-foot warehouse and office building on the West Plains to better serve customers in Eastern Washington, Idaho,...

New apartment, townhome projects to create 154 units

Three residential projects with a total of 154 living units are in the works—two on Spokane’s South Hill and one in Spokane Valley. Building permit information for The Monika Apartments, at 16618 E. Broadway, in Spokane Valley, shows that six buildin...

SCC building is being expanded, renovated

Construction crews have started work on a $1.7 million expansion and renovation of a building on the Spokane Community College campus, in East Spokane. ...

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Making distance on Spokane’s manufacturing floors

Several Spokane-area manufacturers say most of their employees are in environments where being at a distance from each other has been the norm because of already established workplace configurations. ...

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Manufacturers grapple with aerospace slowdown

Spokane-area manufacturers that serve the aerospace industry say they’re staying aloft for now and feeling somewhat optimistic about the long term, even as new orders for aircraft and components have taken a nosedive. ...

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Sonderen Packaging sees pandemic sales boost

As more custom paperboard packaging manufacturers are bought out by large conglomerates, Spokane-based Sonderen Packaging Inc. intends to stick to its vision of remaining “fiercely independent,” says principal and co-owner Keva Sonderen. ...

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Design for designers: Architecture firms redesign their own spaces

Two Spokane-area architecture practices—small design firm Fusion Architecture PLLC and larger design company NAC Architecture—are remodeling or expanding their offices to foster more collaborative environments, their respective representatives say. ...

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