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Avista. Telect. Now Red Lion. What gives in Spokane?

August 9, 2017View for printing

In a sense, some homegrown Spokane businesses are like some of the community's children.

They start out small, grow a bit, experience successes and grow some more. And then some move away.

For some young Spokane adults, that may mean pulling up stakes and heading to Portland, Seattle or Los Angeles after college. For some Spokane companies, it might mean merging with a bigger company, like Avista plans to do with Toronto's Hydro One; or being purchased, as Telect Inc. was recently by Amphenol of Connecticut; or having corporate headquarters moved to another city, as Red Lion announced it would do.

"The Circle of Life is being a little bit harsh on us now," Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart

By Jim Camden (509) 879-7461

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