Stories tagged: business
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 6 p.m.
Ten years ago, Amazon changed Seattle, announcing its move to South Lake Union
Ten years ago Thursday, Amazon announced it would move to South Lake Union, consolidating the company’s growing footprint into an 11-building campus and abandoning the former hospital building on Beacon …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Architect moving offices to East Sprague site
A dilapidated appliance store on East Sprague Avenue is being renovated into offices for a local architecture company.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
New warehouse at Playfair park
Another warehouse is coming to Playfair Commerce Park, according to city permit records.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Forum on Coeur d’Alene mill site
The city of Coeur d’Alene and CDA 2030 want feedback on the Atlas Waterfront Project, a first step to determine the property’s potential. City officials will finalize purchase of the …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Next IT Corp., a Spokane Valley artificial intelligence company, sold for $30 million
The Spokane Valley company that created “Ask Jenn,” Alaska Airlines’ virtual assistant, was sold this week for $30 million.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane County marijuana farmers say pollution controls, regulations and low prices threaten their business
Fees and rules for controlling the smell of marijuana emanating from the county’s dozens of marijuana farms are going to regulate small players right out of the nascent industry, growers …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Schweitzer Engineering, Northwestern Mutual planning significant expansions in Spokane Valley
Spokane Valley recently enticed two prominent companies to open new offices in the city – Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Northwestern Mutual – both of which plan to increase their presence …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
Froma Harrop: Moore pollutes Alabama’s business climate
There aren’t enough advertising dollars on Madison Avenue to counter the reputational damage that a Moore win would bring.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Around the Corner: Dr. Matthew Wallace performs 100th outpatient joint replacement procedure
Around the Corner is a periodic roundup of business-related happenings in the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Cost overruns prompt request for additional $250,000 for Lincoln and Monroe downtown paving project
The Spokane City Council will be asked to add an additional quarter of a million dollars to the two-year paving project that caused headaches for downtown businesses and pedestrians. The …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Ivanka Trump’s India visit raises questions about her brand
Ivanka Trump described the hurdles faced by women during a speech Tuesday at a business conference in India, which is treating her trip like a royal visit. But her solo …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Then and now: Consolidated Freight Lines
Leland James, a Portland, Oregon, truck driver, built a trucking empire. He started by buying Portland-Spokane Auto Freight and a handful of other firms in 1929. He called his new …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
Priest River Industrial Park: A small-town economic success story
After 37 years, a group of tenacious volunteers in Priest River, Idaho, just a few miles from the Washington border, can claim a spot among those that have succeeded in …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Taking opportunities in a changing climate
Idaho and the Palouse face a host of climate issues both today and in the future. The question, said Kate Gordon, senior adviser at the Paulson Institute, is whether Idaho …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Amazon’s veteran ranks swell past 17,500
Amazon says the number of veterans and military spouses in its workforce exceeds 17,500, putting the company well ahead of its goal of scooping up 25,000 people in the orbit …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
China really is Boeing’s biggest market – but Thursday’s order news is mostly fake
The announcement by President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping in China of an order for 300 Boeing jets with a whopping list price of $37 billion is the usual …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
79 percent of Americans would take a pay cut to work for a more ‘just’ company
Americans prioritize one thing above all others when evaluating whether a company is a good corporate citizen: How they treat their workers.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Alaska signs deal to advance pipeline with help from China
The state of Alaska took a major step toward realizing a long-sought pipeline to move natural gas from the North Slope to Asia, siding with interests from China after major …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
China, U.S. sign another $206.6B in deals during Trump visit
China on Thursday signed business deals it said totaled $253.4 billion with American companies during President Donald Trump’s visit in a tradition aimed at blunting criticism of Beijing’s trade policies.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
City approves plans for two towers overlooking Spokane Falls
A plan to build two 13-story towers on just over 2 acres of land overlooking the Spokane Falls has been approved by the city’s hearing examiner, who said the proposal …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane Valley City Council forgoes property tax increase for ninth year in a row
For the ninth year in a row, the Spokane Valley City Council is foregoing increasing property taxes by 1 percent, the maximum annual increase allowed by law without a public …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Survey: U.S. businesses added 235,000 jobs in October
U.S. businesses added a solid 235,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, partly reflecting a rebound from the previous month when hiring was held back by several hurricanes.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
Cork problem shelves 2015 Cayuse wines
A world-class Walla Walla Valley winery is withholding release of many of its 2015 products due to a cork problem.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
British diplomat: Brexit will open Washington state, British trade opportunities
The United Kingdom is Washington’s fifth-largest trading partner, buying more than $5 billion worth of goods and services annually. The volume of trade across the Atlantic could strengthen after Brexit, …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
Crisis nursery finds new home on East Sprague property
Thanks to a deal closed this month, a space once relegated to shopping carts and grocery aisles will provide future urgent care to youngsters in need.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
UI grads develop safety device to reduce electrocution risk for utility workers
Start-up companies, venture capitalists and local business leaders talked about how the region can support entrepreneurs Thursday at the second annual Triangle Venture Expo in Spokane.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Women who own businesses find bank loans harder to get
Getting a bank loan is still a struggle for many women who own businesses.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 7:47 p.m.
STCU names Spokane native Ezra Eckhardt as its next president
Spokane native Ezra Eckhardt has been chosen as STCU’s next president and CEO.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Dodson’s Jewelers finds adaptation, service key to 130 years in business
Dodson’s Jewelers survived the Spokane fire of 1889 and went on to become a retail fixture for generations of local residents. The family owned company is celebrating its 130th anniversary …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Patrons get their fill on Jollie’s final day of business
Cars packed the parking lot and guests filled the lounge and restaurant at Jollie’s Restaurant and Lounge Sunday afternoon, where Kathy Marsolek has been a patron since 1974, when she …