Cheryl Kilday, president and CEO of Visit Spokane, says the tourism-promotion organization is expecting modest growth in tourism here in 2018. “We’ve got a good number of convention groups coming in,” Kilday says. “Since the expansion of the Spokane Convention Center followed by the opening of the new (Davenport Grand) hotel, 2018 will be year four of growth.”“We’re starting to see in 2018 bigger groups than we used to be able to attract,” she says.
Sam Wolkenhauer, Post Falls-based regional labor economist with the Idaho Department of Labor, expects Kootenai County’s economic growth will slow slightly in 2018. “But that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with the economy,” Wolkenhauer says. “A lower growth forecast isn’t the same as forecasting a downturn.”He says Kootenai County had good job growth in 2017, although it wasn’t as strong as recent years. “Most skilled labor that was available has found re-employment,” Wolkenhauer says.
Laura Skaer, executive director of Spokane-based American Exploration & Mining Association, says capital is returning to the U.S. mining industry, and investors and mining concerns are putting ventures together to back new projects. Skaer, fresh from the association’s annual meeting held earlier this month in Reno, Nev., asserts, “There was a good vibe at the convention.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".