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Choose Washington NMA Council announces Aboulafia, Teal Group for independent aerospace competitiveness study

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February 7, 2018|Growing the Economy Governor’s advisory council taps leading industry analyst for rigorous objective assessment of Washington state’s competitive position to design, manufacture and assemble a new middle-market passenger plane under consideration by the Boeing Company SEATTLE, Wash. – … Read more

Washington State ranks “most competitive” in U.S. by a wide margin for aerospace manufacturing

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June 6, 2018|Growing the Economy Independent researchers looked at 41 metrics in every state and DC; Washington’s dense aerospace “supercluster” is unmatched Seattle — Washington state is the best, most competitive, location in the U.S. for aerospace design and manufacturing, according … Read more

Eleven Federal Opportunity Zones Designated in Spokane County

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Opportunity Zones Will Spur Job Creation and Business Development Greater Spokane Incorporated and our municipal partners throughout Spokane County submitted applications to designate a number of Spokane County low-income census tracts as Opportunity Zones.  Opportunity Zones were created in The … Read more

Regional Voices: Teri Zimmerman-Reynolds – Ray-Mont Logistics America

Teri Zimmerman-Reynolds is general manager for Ray-Mont Logistics America, a fully licensed freight forwarder and NVOCC. The company assists in shipments of peas, beans, lentils and soybeans to countries around the world. Ray-Mont Logistics helps customers maximize their time, workforce … Read more

Regional Voices: Teena Tainio – Tainio Biologicals

Athena “Teena” Tainio is president and CEO of Spokane-based Tainio Biologicals, which specializes in natural additives that enhance soil and boost productivity. She assumed leadership when her husband, company founder Bruce Tainio, died in 2009. Today, Tainio products are used … Read more

Regional Voices: Shahrokh “Shawn” Nikfar – Northwest Fair Housing Alliance, Caffe Affogato

Shahrokh “Shawn” Nikfar is an assistant director of the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance and owner of Caffe Affogato, a popular downtown coffee shop.  What brought him to Spokane: When I was a teenager growing up in Iran, my sister, who … Read more

Regional Voices: Marcelo Morales – A4Ventures

Marcelo Morales is the founder of A4Ventures, a Washington-based healthcare and life sciences venture creation firm. Through A4Ventures, he currently serves as president and of Allele Diagnostics, partner of Celere Talent, chief strategy officer of ChalkLabs, and serves on numerous … Read more

Psychiatric Solutions establishes facility in Spokane Valley

Psychiatric Solutions, a sister company to Therapeutic Solutions based in Chico, California, recently selected the City of Spokane Valley for their new behavioral health facility.  The company practices an integrated multi-disciplinary team approach to providing tailored care for their patients, and uses effective, … Read more

Regional Voices: Larry Soehren – Kiemle & Hagood

Larry Soehren is president and CEO of Kiemle & Hagood, a market leader among commercial real estate companies in the Inland Northwest and beyond. Kiemle & Hagood manages more than 7 million square feet of office, retail, medical, industrial and general … Read more

Regional Voices: Heather Rosentrater – Avista

Heather Rosentrater is vice president of energy delivery at Avista, responsible for the Spokane-based corporation’s electric and natural gas operations and engineering. “It’s a fascinating time to be involved in the energy industry,” Heather says. “New technologies are changing the … Read more