Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report


MacKay starts to manufacture a workforce

Coming off a record revenue year in 2020, Spokane Valley-based MacKay Manufacturing Inc. in March started its own in-house education program the company’s leadership team hopes will ensure future growth for years to come....


Continuous Composites commercializes its 3D technology

A Coeur d’Alene-based 3D manufacturing company is preparing to commercialize its technology with a new international partnership. The company, Continuous Composites Inc., is “laser focused” on the commercialization of its technology...


Northwest Offset plans to expand in changing market

When CBS Sports was looking for an opening to its preview of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship between Gonzaga University and Baylor last month, Northwest Offset Printing got the call....


Infusion of infrastructure funds anticipated

As President Joe Biden continues to lobby the public and pursue bipartisan support for his $2.3-trillion plan to upgrade infrastructure nationwide, Spokane-area transportation and engineering officials say they’re waiting eagerly to see what the final...


Landscape architects strive to meet high demand in Spokane

Landscape architects here say their work has shifted toward residential projects, where demand remains high. Dale Gephart, landscape architect with the Spokane office of Coeur d’Alene-based Architects West Inc., says the company has worked...

Gauging lessons learned under pandemic protocols

Now, a year since quarantining began, we’re looking back at the lessons we’ve learned working within a design firm during a pandemic. We’re thinking of the changes we made internally and externally with our clients and future project occupants....


Office-to-apartment trend gains traction in Spokane market

More frequently, the spaces where professionals used to make a living are becoming the places where people are, simply, living. The downtown Spokane real estate market is experiencing an emerging trend of office buildings being converted to apartments...


Growth management broached in Kootenai County

In response to a surge in development and population, the subject of growth management is being broached in Kootenai County. The county’s Community Development office has produced a 22-page report exploring possible growth management strategies that ...


Garco, Knife River collaborate on $75.9M fish flume

Spokane-based Garco Construction Inc. and the Spokane Valley-based operations of Knife River Corp. are working together to construct a concrete flume for salmon passage at a dam near Cle Elum, Washington....


Numerica to remodel Lyons, South Hill branches

Numerica Credit Union plans to renovate two of its Spokane branches this year. Chelsea Maguire, content and communications manager at Spokane Valley-based Numerica, says the credit union’s branches at 303 E. Lyons, on the North Side...

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