Board spokesman said July sales figures did not include tax, which accounted for the reported dip in revenue. Those numbers have been corrected to show another increase in sales last month.
Marijuana sales continued to grow in Spokane County in May, with more than $3.8 million worth of recreational pot sold. The industry is pushing $6 million in monthly revenue from farm to customer in the county as we approach the first full year of legal pot sales.
CenturyLink is opening a server farm in Moses Lake. The communications company said it's interested in the space because it's mostly hydroelectric-powered, and helps CenturyLink's sustainability goals. But what it didn't say in a news release is that the 136,000-square-foot facility can withstand a 10 megaton bomb.
Though no new shops reported sales in April, Spokane County retailers reported $600,000 more in legal marijuana sales last month over March.
One of the world's largest companies will hold its annual meeting in Spokane; a company representative says AT&T has been trying to rotate its meetings around the country.
The Stamford, Connecticut also is in the middle of a gut remodel of its Spokane location.
"The Landing" will seat 60; construction will take place this summer.
A common, drought-resistant weed that tends to flourish across the Inland Northwest could be turned into a new cash crop and possibly transform the region into a leading producer of natural rubber.
A federal judge in Minnesota ruled last week that routine genetic testing for dogs, like that for humans, can’t be patented. The ruling was celebrated by Spokane-based Paw Print Genetics, a laboratory that tests for genetic diseases in dogs.
Statewide, sales of legal recreational marijuana rose 32 percent in March over February totals.
Eventually the Bozeman offices of the two companies will consolidate, and Sprinkler Technology Design will take on the Coffman Engineers name.
For every state dollar allocated, WSU says it delivered $18.87 in economic impact, including $341 million in research grant expenditures in 2014 alone.
The 2015 Self-Storage Almanac says the Spokane metro area is one of the nation's leaders in self-storage space per person.
A study commissioned by Idaho's five Native American tribes estimates they have a collective $1.1 billion impact on the state's economy.
Spokane-based Blue Room Architecture and Design has been hired by UW to lead the remodeling effort, which is expected to be completed in May.
Anthropologie will apparently occupy the space being vacated by the Mobius Science Center, according to a building permit filed with the City of Spokane.
Another month, another Spokane marijuana retailer reports the most sales in January. Greenlight took the crown from Sativa Sisters last month, as total legal marijuana retail sales in the county topped $1.5 million.
Comcast is apologizing today after sending a Spokane customer a bill addressed to "Asshole Brown," after the customer had tried to cancel her cable.
There was good news in employment in both Washington and Idaho this week. Idaho's unemployment rate hit a seven-year low, while Washington's employment growth was the highest in 17 years.
iCPooch, invented by a 12-year-old Spokane girl, is one of 10 inventions vying for a $20,000 top prize in the Microsoft Small Business Contest.
The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.