Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nightforce Optics Grows in North Idaho

Nightforce Optics, a manufacturer of high-quality riflescopes, added about 10 jobs, bringing its employment to more than 110. To learn more about Nightforce Optics, visit or see the Idaho Dept. of Labor blog.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Manufacturing Continues to Grow in Palouse

The manufacturing sector in Nez Perce (Idaho) and Asotin (Washington) Counties has continued to experience exceptional growth in the past few years. In 2016, Vista Outdoor, Howell Munitions and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories added more than 200 jobs. This allowed manufacturing employment to grow an estimated 6 percent, from 3,564 in 2015 to 3,769 in 2016. For more details, visit the Idaho Dept. of Labor website at

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

INP Spring Meeting - 2017 Regional Economic Forecast: A Snapshot of Things to Come?

Join business and community leaders from around the Inland Northwest to discuss the state of the region’s economy, including economic growth, labor trends and economic forecast. Speakers from Idaho Commerce and the Washington State Department of Commerce
will cover the State of the States. Regional case studies from Valley Vision, the City of Liberty Lake, the Coeur d’Alene EDC and Adam County EDC will highlight area successes. For more information, see the complete event agenda.

Inland Northwest Partners 2017 Spring Meeting 
March 29, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Hayden Lake Country Club
2362 E. Bozanta Dr.
Hayden, ID 83835

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Coeur d'Alene EDC Secures INL Grant

Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation (formerly Jobs Plus), under the leadership of the organization’s president Gynii Gilliam, successfully secured a grant from the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for Technology-based Economic Development. The INL grant will help the corporation identify and foster cybersecurity measures for all of the area’s industries that are becoming increasingly technology-driven, including health, agriculture, aerospace and informatics.

To learn more, contact Jobs Plus at (800) 621-5600 or visit

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Insight Enterprises Inc., Tempe, Ariz.-based technology company, has moved its operations in Liberty Lake to larger quarters. Formerly located in a 19,900-square-foot office space, the company now has moved to a 33,000-square-foot space in the Liberty Lake Business Park, according to an article in the Journal of Business. Insight has 133 employees in Liberty Lake. The company leased the larger space to be able to expand its operations in Spokane over the coming years.

Read the article to learn more or visit

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

City of Spokane Valley Outlines Comprehensive Plan

The City of Spokane Valley has recently adopted the 2017-2037 Comprehensive Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and supporting development regulations. The Comprehensive Plan evaluates growth and land use for a 20-year planning horizon. The FEIS reviews the impacts of proposed goals, policies, alternative land use plans and other features of the Comprehensive Plan. The City took a unique approach and integrated strategic actions in the Comprehensive Plan to implement its economic development efforts. For each strategy identified, the City designated lead staff, timetable for completion and level of priority. In addition, the City took advantage of the SEPA infill exemptions where it studied the transportation impacts in specific areas of the City allowing it to expedite the review process and promote development.

For more information on the City of Spokane Valley’s Comprehensive Plan, visit