Tuesday, April 29, 2014

INW in the News: Global Corporate Xpansion, "Vision, Cooperation and Capital Stimulate Bio"

Global Corporate Xpansion magazine recently featured the thriving health sciences industry in the Inland Northwest. The article highlights the role of healthcare-related activities in the Spokane area's growth and how the area's medical hub attracted health sciences companies. Click here to read the article.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fairchild Air Force Base Cuts Ribbon on New Headquarters

Fairchild Air Force Base hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 20 to commemorate the opening of the new headquarters building designed for both the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings. The construction of the new building started the summer of 2013 with a $12 million construction. Present during the ceremony were Fairchild leaders Col. Brian Newberry, the 92nd ARW commander, and Col. Daniel Swain, the 141st ARW commander, along with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Spokane, Wash. Mayor David Condon and Airway Heights, Wash. Mayor Patrick Rushing. For more information, visit www.fairchild.af.mil/news.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

North Idaho STEM Academy Expands to High School Students

Beginning this fall, North Idaho STEM Academy will open its Rathdrum campus to high school students. The state recently granted the kindergarten-to-eighth-grade charter school permission to add grades nine through 12. The school will begin serving ninth-grade students in the fall and add another grade each consecutive year. The expansion will increase enrollment from 315 to 724 students over the next nine years. The academy provides dynamic, project-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs. For more information, visit http://labor.idaho.gov or www.northidahostemcharteracademy.org.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Critical Power Exchange Expanding in the Inland Northwest

Critical Power Exchange LLC, a Spokane Valley-based recycler and reseller of backup-power equipment, has hired an additional 10 full-time employees and plans to expand its operations with two new locations in the next six months. Critical Power, which occupies a 55,000-square-foot space in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park, has 35 full-time and three part-time employees. Read the Spokane Journal of Business article to learn more.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Exotic Metals Forming Company to Build Aerospace Plant in Airway Heights

Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC, a Kent, Wash.-based world-class manufacturing company supplying the OEM segment of the aerospace industry for more than 48 years, has selected a site in the City of Airway Heights for a new manufacturing facility. Exotic Metals Forming is a leader in state-of-the-art, high-temperature, high-strength sheet metal designs and fabrications for the aerospace industry. The company is considered one of the preferred suppliers of complex sheet metal assemblies. To learn more about Exotic Metals Forming Company, visit www.exoticmetals.com.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Microsoft Buys Land for Massive Data Center at Port of Quincy

Microsoft has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with the Port of Quincy for 200 acres of industrial land. The company has plans to build a multi-phase data center campus on the property. The transaction will be worth $11 million and will stand as one of Quincy's largest land deals. The data center is expected to create 100 full-time jobs. For more information, visit www.portofquincy.org.