Office Hours archive for Nov. 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011


TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011

GSI topic: Spokane's role in aerospace industry

Spokane's role in building the regional aerospace industry will be discussed Wednesday morning at an event sponsored by Greater Spokane Incorporated. Members of the Washington Aerospace Partnership and the Spokane Aerospace Initiative for Recruitment Team also will present information from the recent Washington State Competitiveness...

Continue reading this post »


Idaho's job vacancy rate remains low

Idaho's latest job vacancy survey confirms the state’s current labor market is still tight, but there are more new jobs being created now than a year ago, the Idaho Department of Labor said today. The Idaho 2011 Job Vacancy Survey found 1.7 vacant jobs for...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011


Bank profits rise

Banks netted a $35.3 billion profit during the third quarter of this year, the FDIC noted today. Better loans and fewer losses from struggling borrowers helped the commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the FDIC. The third-quarter profits were an $11.5 billion improvement over...

Continue reading this post »


Gregoire's other tax proposals

Gov. Chris Gregoire's proposed half-penny sales tax increase got plenty of attention Monday, but she also rolled out more than $340 million in additional tax plans she wants lawmakers to consider. Among them are increased business and occupation tax rates on windfall profits earned in...

Continue reading this post »


MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2011

FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2011

The David Condon Twitter stream

You like Twitter streams, right? So we're going to run this stream over the weekend: the David Condon stream. Anyone tweeting about Mayor-Elect David will land on the stream and you'll get a chance to comment, reply, do nothing if that's your choice. Have a...

Continue reading this post »




Slight drop in Idaho joblessness

Employers across Idaho’s economy maintained payrolls at higher levels than typical for October, pushing Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down another two-tenths of a point to 8.8 percent, the lowest level in nearly two years. It was the second straight month that Idaho’s jobless rate...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

Washington jobless rate falls to 9 percent

OLYMPIA — Washington’s jobless rate has dropped to 9 percent — the lowest since March 2009, according to figures released today by the state Employment Security Department. The October rate compares with a revised figure of 9.2 percent for September and 9.4 percent in October...

Continue reading this post »



WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011


MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2011





The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.





Blog Archives

Nov. 2011
30 29 28 22 21
18 17 16 15 14
11 10 09 08 07
05 04 03 02 01



Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile