Thursday, February 16, 2017

Startup Washington 365 Promotes Job Growth

Together, Startup Spokane, Startup Asotin and Startup Whitman are connecting urban and rural ecosystems in an effort to deliver support to entrepreneurs, regardless of their stage or industry. The programs are a part of Startup Washington 365 program, which focuses on organic job growth in communities statewide.

Over the past two years, the groups have had a strong impact on the communities they serve, including:

Startup Asotin and Whitman 

  • Events: 68 
  • Event Attendees: 623 
  • Entrepreneur Assists: 126 
  • Business Starts: 30 

Startup Spokane 

  • Events: 152 
  • Event Attendees: 8,421 
  • Entrepreneur Assists: 183 
  • Business Starts: 8 

To learn more visit, or

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hecla Mining Company Sees Record Year

Hecla Mining Company recently announced strong Q4 and full year 2016 results. The company produced 17.2 million ounces of silver in 2016, which was a 48 percent increase over 2015. Gold production equaled 233,929 ounces, which was a 24 percent increase over 2015. Silver equivalent production equaled 46.1 million ounces.

The amount of silver and silver equivalent ounces produced mark the third consecutive year Hecla Mining Company has broken its 125-year production record, a result of the company’s strategy of investing in organic growth. More details can be found in the company’s press release.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Community Colleges of Spokane Plans Athletic Facility Expansion

Community Colleges of Spokane plans to start construction in the spring on a major renovation and expansion project at its main gym and adjacent athletic facilities on the Spokane Falls Community College campus, according to an article in the Journal of Business. The total budget for the project is $18 million. To learn more about Community Colleges of Spokane, visit

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Gritman Medical Office Building Welcomes New Tenant

The Gritman Medical Office Building, the new 54,000-square-foot, $10 million in downtown Moscow, recently welcomed the CHAS Latah Community Health clinic as its first tenant. The move will increase the clinic’s space from 2,500 square feet to 9,800 square feet. The new space will allow the clinic to expand services, including six dental bays.

To learn more, see the CHAS Clinic press release.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Jobs Plus Renamed to Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation

Jobs Plus has changed its name to Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation (CdAEDC). Look for the organization's new logo, website and social media venues, all coming soon thanks to the students at the North Idaho Collee Graphics Design Program.

CdAEDC is focused on promoting economic development in North Idaho. Since 1987, over 90 companies have taken the opportunity to expand or relocate to the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area. The strong and vibrant economic options of North Idaho are surpassed only by the quality and beauty that surrounds it. To learn more, visit

Monday, January 16, 2017

North Central Idaho SBDC Offers Marketing Courses

North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Lewiston, Idaho is offering new courses on online marketing for business owners and those considering starting a small business. Topics include website basics and construction, Google optimization and social media. A detailed list of classes and dates can be found here.

Courses will be held at the SBDC at 406 Main Street in Lewiston. Capacity for 12 participants. For more information or to register, please contact: Idaho Small Business Development Center at 208-792-2465 or visit

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Latah Credit Union Announces Glenda J. Hart Educational Scholarship Opportunity

Applications for Latah Credit Union's Glenda J. Hart Educational Scholarship are now available. The credit union will award two $500.00 scholarships. One scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from a high school in Latah and Benewah Counties and one will be awarded to a full-time student already enrolled in a 4-year college or university or 2-year technical/professional program. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.

Applications are available at Completed applications and any accompanying documentation must be received no later than 5:00 pm on March 31, 2017 at the main office of Latah Credit Union. Mail completed applications to Latah Credit Union, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 9286, Moscow, ID 83843.

 To download an application or learn more about Latah Credit Union services, visit the website at or contact Scholarship awardees will be notified by mail no later than April 28, 2017.