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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

Nectar Tasting Room lists the first winery lineup

We mentioned last week that the Nectar Tasting Room, opening in downtown Spokane this fall, will feature five area wineries. Company founder Josh Wade didn't have those wineries lined up when we first posted the mention.Now he has. The five wineries are:Kirkland-based Northwest Cellars.Anelare Winery…

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State unemployment rate holds at nine percent

The unemployment rate in Spokane County fell to 8.2 percent in September as employers added another 1,220 workers.Employment in the county has increased by more than 2,000 since September 2009.The improving employment picture locally, the rate was 8.8 percent in August, contrasts with that for…

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Economic vitality of Northwest cities tumbles

The economic vitality of Northwest cities has tumbled in the last year, according to new rankings by the Milken Institute.The exception in the 2010 index of Best-Performing Cities was the Tri-Cities, which climbed to fifth among the 200 rated by job, income and output growth,…

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