Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New High School Approved in Lewiston

A $60 million bond for a new high school in Lewiston, Idaho was approved by an overwhelming 75.4 percent of voters. The high school will have a career technical education (CTE) facility located near the LCSC CTE facility with plans to share resources and curriculums to help ensure a seamless transition between high school and college classes. 

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

EcoAnalysts Expands in Moscow, Idaho

EcoAnalysts Inc., which researches aquatic biological communities, is expanding, according to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. It recently hired several scientists experienced in addressing technical, regulatory and legal challenges facing clients in the port and commercial maritime, oil and gas, fisheries, mining and legal industry sectors. One of Moscow’s larger technology transfer companies, it employs more than 50 people.

To learn more, read the article or visit

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Kick-Start III Secures $4.25 Million to Invest in Startups

Tom Simpson, a Spokane entrepreneur and angel-investing fund adviser and organizer, has formed another startup fund, which already has begun investing in emerging companies in the Inland Northwest, according to an article in the Spokane Journal of Business.

Named after its predecessors, Kick-Start III has secured $4.25 million that will be invested in fledgling businesses. The fund will seek to make equity investments ranging from $50,000 to $400,000 in about 15 burgeoning startups to help cover initial rounds of capital costs.

To learn more, read the Journal article.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

INP Summer Meeting on June 7 Focuses on Laying the Groundwork For Better Communities and Neighborhoods

Join the Inland Northwest Partners at their Summer 2017 Meeting, which focuses on “Laying the Groundwork For Better Communities and Neighborhoods” and takes place on Wednesday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the 1912 Center in Moscow, Idaho.

The featured keynote is award-winning author and small-town strategist, Becky McCray. As a small business owner and cattle rancher, Becky will share her insights from these real-world experiences at her highly ranked website, Small Biz Survival, and in her award-winning book, Small Town Rules. Her practical perspective is often featured in a wide range of media, from The New Your Times to The High Plains Journal. She makes her home in Hopeton, Oklahoma, a community of 30 people. Her goal is to deliver practical steps you can put into action right away to shape the future of your town.

For more information and to register for the INP Meeting, visit:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SmartRecruiters Expands to Spokane

SmartRecruiters, Inc., a software provider of recruiting solutions, recently announced the opening of a new office in downtown Spokane. Based in San Francisco, the company’s expansion will support its rapidly growing business. The new location will employ 10 people, increasing from there to support further growth.

Software sales professionals, sales development representatives, renewals professionals, pre-sales engineers and marketing and professional services team members are all part of SmartRecruiters’ plan for the Spokane office. The regional economic impact of this project is $2.4 million.

To learn more, read the Greater Spokane Incorporated article.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lewis-Clark State College To Expand CTE Programs with New Facility

Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) plans to expand its Career-Technical Education (CTE) programs to the Lewiston Orchards. The new $20 million, 100,000-square-foot facility will bring about new ways that LCSC can collaborate even closer with the Lewiston Independent School District, high schools throughout the region and industry.

The college was awarded $10 Million in Idaho State funds for the project. The new CTE facility will be constructed in close proximity to the recent voter-approved high school in Lewiston.

To learn more, read the LCSC announcement and watch the promotional video.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

2nd Watch to Add 100 Jobs in Liberty Lake

2nd Watch Inc., a cloud computing company and provider of Amazon Web Services, expects to hire 100 new employees this year as it continues to experience sharp growth, according to the Spokane Journal of Business. The company was reported to have grown its revenues more than 1,000 percent from 2012 to 2015, a rate that earned it a ranking of 92nd on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list published in November.

For more details, read the article or visit