Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NISHB Breaks Ground on New Syringa Medical Campus in Post Falls

North Idaho Surgical Hospital Building (NISHB), LLC, a group of area medical professionals, broke ground on the first building for the new Syringa Medical Campus in Post Falls, Idaho.

 The $2.1 million, 17,000-square-foot two-story building is the first of three medical office buildings planned for the site. The new buildings will complement the existing medical campus that includes Northwest Specialty Hospital and two medical office buildings.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Teck Resources Limited Restarts Operation of Pend Oreille Mine

Teck Resources Limited restarted operation of its Pend Oreille zinc and lead mine in northeastern Washington State. Recently, the first shipment of zinc and lead was shipped to its nearby Trail Operations in British Columbia for processing.

Pend Oreille has an expected annual production rate of 44,000 tonnes of zinc in concentrate per year. The reopening of the mine will bring an estimated $20 million of local investment during the start-up phase and supports approximately 230 jobs in Pend Oreille County.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Architects West Selected to Design $15 million North Idaho College Career Technical Education Facility

The Coeur d’Alene-based firm Architects West has been chosen by a committee to design the $15 million, 100,000-square-foot North Idaho College Career Technical Education Facility in Rathdrum.

The facility will house several NIC professional-technical programs that are currently in temporary or tight quarters.

The facility is scheduled for completion by July 2016. For more information on the new facility, visit

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Gunarama Wholesale Plans to Expand Warehouse Space

Gunarama Wholesale Inc., a Spokane-based supplier of outdoor sporting goods to independent retailers, is expanding its warehouse space with a $1.3 million addition, building permit information on file with the city of Spokane shows.

The 19,400-square-foot addition will expand an existing 15,400-square-foot warehouse at 4009 E. Mission, and also will connect with a 28,000-square-foot warehouse, site plans submitted with the permit information show. The addition will include new storage space, a receiving area, and restrooms.

Read the full Spokane Journal of Business article here.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Grant County EDC Luncheon to Highlight Latino Business Contributions

The economic contributions of Latino-ran businesses in the state will be the topic of the Grant County Economic Development Council's next luncheon in January.

Patrick Jones, director of Eastern Washington University's Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis, will be in Moses Lake Jan. 29 to discuss how Latino-owned businesses are helping to shape the local, regional and state economy.

The luncheon takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Big Bend University's ATEC building. Lunch is $18 per person until Jan. 23, when the cost goes up to $25.

The event is hosted by the EDC and the Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce.

More details can be found in the Columbia Basin Herald.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Walla Walla Community College Awarded Grant for Net Zero Energy Home

Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) was awarded a new $1.2 million grant, which will allow for the construction of a Net Zero Energy home on campus. The home will be constructed by WWCC’s newly invigorated Carpentry program with assistance from the renowned Energy Systems program.

The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education. Vice President Joe Biden personally made the announcement of these job-driven training grants from the White House. To learn more, visit or