Stories tagged: economic development
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019
The Kalispel Tribe has opened a new casino in Cusick that is part of a more-than $10 million economic development project that also includes an RV park, storage facility, gas …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
Job growth will bring thousands of new residents to the West Plains over the next two years. Finding places for them to live will be a challenge.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018
Greater Spokane Incorporated unveiled a new brand Thursday, which its chief executive officer says better reflects its dual role of recruiting new businesses while helping existing local companies grow.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017
Condon adds real estate broker, political fundraiser to mayor’s office to focus on economic development
Charlie Wolff, of SDS Realty, will focus on the city’s efforts to promote infill development and sell public real estate, the mayor said. Dawn Sugasa, a political fundraiser for the …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017
For more than a century, Avista and Washington Water Power Co. contributed leadership and charitable support to the Spokane area’s economic development and civic betterment initiatives.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017
Spokane County, City Hall announce ‘historic’ economic partnership with Spokane International Airport
The establishment of a new public development authority will allow both governments to work to recruit businesses at the West Plains regional transportation and economic hub without fear of competing …
Fri., March 3, 2017
Big Avista project across the railroad tracks from WSU Spokane would spur change in maligned neighborhood
Plans are emerging for a major redevelopment project across the railroad tracks from the WSU Spokane campus.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
Austin often tops lists of “Coolest American cities.” It’s residents are young, educated and trend-setting and they’re reshaping how Americans think about urban areas.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
Spokane mayor asks retired Utilities Director Rick Romero to help craft long-range plan; Ethics Commission cries foul
The City’s Ethics Commission voted last month not to approve contracting with Rick Romero, the popular former utilities director who was the architect of the city’s integrated clean water plan. …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016
The City Council has room for improvement, in its approach to the Spokane area’s economy.
Fri., June 24, 2016
Spokane City councilmembers say they want to talk specific programs with Todd Mielke, the chief executive at Greater Spokane Inc., before approving a contract extension for economic development services.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
Lawmakers from Appalachian states hit hard by a downturn in the coal industry are proposing to set aside $1 billion from a federal fund to use for economic development.
Thu., July 30, 2015
The promoters who brought the U.S. Figure Skating Championships to Spokane in 2007 and 2010 are asking for help in landing another skating event. Site inspectors from U.S. Figure Skating …
Fri., May 29, 2015
The Davenport Grand Hotel will open before controversy closes over city contributions to the project. That’s simply backward, no matter how good the project is for downtown – and there …
Wed., March 4, 2015
A former economic development official for the state of Idaho will lead the effort to expand and diversify Kootenai County’s economy and employment base. Gynii Abracosa Gilliam, of Boise, is …
Tue., March 3, 2015
A former economic development official for the state of Idaho will lead the effort to expand and diversify Kootenai County’s economy and employment base.
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
One of the first things that visitors to Spokane see when they exit Interstate 90 at Division Street is an empty lot behind temporary murals. A Lutheran church that stood …
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
Spokane Valley attracts 200 new businesses every month. At least that’s what Mayor Dean Grafos and other city leaders say – and say often. But the mayor’s numbers don’t jibe …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
Steve Stevens, 53, arrived at Greater Spokane Incorporated as president and CEO on July 1. He takes the helm at GSI, the region’s joint chamber of commerce and economic development …
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
A new tavern, the Tamarack Public House, will soon join the list of eating and drinking establishments adding to downtown Spokane’s vitality and amenities. But the Tamarack’s century-old building needed …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
BOISE – A new tax break is credited with coaxing an airline to build a Boise maintenance facility with the promise of 100 new jobs. The company, which will be …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
The city of Spokane has found a way to block development at its borders, even if that growth takes place within the urban growth boundary. The shift in power from …
Sun., June 15, 2014
Developer Ron Wells has a waiting list of nearly 200 people wanting affordable apartments in downtown Spokane. “There’s another 50 to 60 that couldn’t wait around and had to find …
Mon., April 14, 2014
Spokane Valley is home to the largest marijuana-growing facility licensed by the state so far. Now city leaders, despite their near-unanimous dislike of legalized pot, are poised to open more …
Mon., March 24, 2014
The state of Washington is backing a Spokane County plan to bring improved rail service to the West Plains for economic development. The state has identified a 7-mile stretch of …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
A longtime regional economic forecaster on Wednesday told Spokane business leaders they should learn a lesson from long-suffering fans of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. “For Cubs fans, it’s always …
Thu., July 11, 2013
Would you like directions to the nearest Spokane Valley pool, or a map showing nearby restaurants? There’s an app for that. This week the city of Spokane Valley is launching …
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2013
Vivint Inc., a fast-growing provider of home automation products including energy management and surveillance, expects to create 400 jobs after opening an office in Liberty Lake this summer.
Sun., March 17, 2013
It’s hard to predict what will pique tourists’ interest. Take Fargo, N.D. It boasts a Walk of Fame (“Wow, Richard Simmons’ handprint!”) and Bonanzaville, the region’s “foremost pioneer prairie village.”
Sat., Dec. 22, 2012
Spokane Valley officials are so pleased with the city’s improved permit application process that they have paid for billboards and newspaper, radio, Internet and television advertisements to brag. “It really …