Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tedder Industries Among Idaho Innovation Award Finalists

Tedder Industries, manufacturer of gun holsters and accessories, was announced as a finalist in two categories for the 12th Annual Idaho Innovation Awards, including Consumer Product of the Year and Innovative Company of the Year. The awards spotlight innovations, innovative professionals and innovative companies statewide.

For more information, read the award announcement.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport Undergoing Critical Improvements

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport has received $5.2 million to make critical improvements to its runway through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), according to a press release from U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell. The grant will fund a runway realignment of 7,100 feet of Runway 6/24 to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design standards as well as provide for land acquisition and additional site grading and earthwork on the realigned runway.

Other airport improvements include reconstruction of the airport’s terminal baggage claim area for $376,222, according to an article in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

To learn more about the runway realignment project, visit

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Incyte Diagnostics and Mountain Pathology Announce Acquisition

Incyte Diagnostics based in Spokane, Bellevue, Walla Walla and Yakima, Washington and Blue Mountain Pathology based in Pendleton, Oregon have entered into a letter of intent to combine their two pathology practices. This transaction will create a regional pathology practice where physicians and hospitals can access 47 board certified pathologists with expertise in 27 disciplines/subspecialties.

For more information, read the press release.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

SPi CRM Plans New Coeur d'Alene Facility

SPi CRM, a customer service outsourcing leader trusted by top brands worldwide, announced today that it is setting up a new facility in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, generating over 500 jobs to support the call center needs of major U.S. clients. SPi CRM is pouring in an initial investment of $3 million ahead of the expansion to Coeur d’Alene, its 12th global location overall.

Read the press release to learn more.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Katerra Plans to Open New Factory in Spokane Valley

Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, announced plans to open a new 250,000-square-foot factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, where it will produce mass timber products, including cross-laminated timber and Glulam.

Katerra’s manufacturing presence in the region will provide hundreds of jobs, while also stimulating the growth of thousands of additional jobs through the larger supply chain and associated industries, including design, engineering and construction.

To learn more, read Katerra’s press release.

Friday, October 13, 2017

INW in the News: Startup Efforts in Whitman, Asotin Counties to Grow

The Spokane Journal of Business recently covered the Inland Northwest Partner's (INP) award of a two-year contract with the Washington Department of Commerce for the continuation and enhancement of the Startup Washington 365 Program for Whitman and Asotin Counties. The award fits very well into INP’s mission of bringing cutting-edge tools, training and best practices into the region’s communities.

To learn more, read the Journal of Business article.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Vista Outdoor Opens Addition to Manufacturing Plant

Vista Outdoor celebrated the opening of the latest high-tech addition to the CCI Ammunition/Speer Ammo Southport Avenue manufacturing plant. Vista Outdoor owns CCI and Speer.

The 37,000-square-foot addition required an investment of about $35 million. The price tag for the overall expansion is about $70 million. CCI/Speer, together with the other ammunition-related firms in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, collectively generate about $800 million in annual economic activity and employ more than 3,300 people or about 19 percent of the valley’s total workforce.

To learn more, read the Vista Outdoors article or contact Valley Vision, the Lewis-Clark Valley’s economic development agency.