Spokane Journal of Business

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Catholic Charities plans low-income housing complex in northwest Spokane

Catholic Charities of Spokane plans to build a low-income housing complex of up to 72 units near Spokane Falls Community College, in northwest Spokane....

Rudeen envisions new warehouse complex in Liberty Lake

An affiliate of Rudeen Development LLC is working to erect four warehouses in Liberty Lake, according to documents on file with the city of Liberty Lake. Documents show four flex-space warehouse buildings are planned for the 5-acre site...

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Kenworth breaks ground on new Post Falls facility

Salt Lake City-based Kenworth Sales Co. has broken ground on a 41,500-square-foot facility in Post Falls. The new commercial truck sales and service location will be located at 4373 W. Expo Parkway, north of the Tedder Business Center and the Red Lion...

Starbucks plans new drive-thru, walk-up shop near Gonzaga

Construction of a new Starbucks coffee shop at the southwest corner Indiana Avenue and Hamilton Street, just north of Gonzaga University, is expected to start late this month or early next month....

Denver developer eyes Liberty Lake electric-vehicle dealership

A Denver-based developer is envisioning an electric car dealership in Liberty Lake, planning documents on file with the city of Liberty Lake show. The facility, which is tentatively named Mission Auto Dealership, is being developed...

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160 apartment units planned in three INW projects

Construction has started on a $5 million apartment complex near the Hillyard neighborhood of northeast Spokane that will deliver expansive views of Spokane to the south and Spokane Valley to the east....

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Inland Northwest bankers navigate low interest rates, slim margins

Zero-percent benchmark interest rates have sparked unprecedented loan demand for Spokane-area banks and credit unions. They also have pinched profit margins and shifted focus to noninterest revenue streams, in some cases. ...

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Sustained mortgage activity swamps credit unions

As the real estate market in the Spokane area remains scorching hot, so does the mortgage lending market, credit union representatives here say. However, they’re also in agreement that the current low-rate environment can’t last, and some are working...

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Spokane native leads BECU’s growth here

Growing up on a Valley farm, Steve Hauschild tackled arduous jobs like clearing rocks from crop fields. Years later, he would clear the way for one of the nation’s largest credit unions to sprout in a new market....

Use stimulus money for spring fun, but spend it here

Spring is here in the Inland Northwest, and after a year of this pandemic, change is our new normal. Most of us haven’t had a chance to respond to all the changes, and instead have only been reacting. ...

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