Avista Buys Local for Major Project

Avista Buys Local for Major Project

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Buying from local vendors is a win for @AvistaUtilities http://bit.ly/18hCSQv and the #community in Huntington Park project

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Avista CEO Scott Morris tries out local contractor Land Expression's excavator at the gorundbreaking ceremony

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 1:15pm

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Avista Buys Local with its Huntington Park Project

We’ve written before how people can buy local – shopping at local stores and supporting local small businesses is an easy concept to grasp.

But how can businesses support buying locally? One local project is a perfect example of how a large project can still be successfully completed using resources that are 100 percent local.

Recently, Avista Utilities partnered with the City of Spokane to develop Huntington Park next to City Hall and Avista’s Post Street Substation (the historic downtown Washington Water Power Building).

The park will create a nice way for folks to view the falls of the Spokane River and will connect to Riverfront Park. The park is expected to officially open next spring.

Avista is living the Buy Local example when developing this park. The primary and general contractor Avista is using is local company and GSI member Land Expressions. Nine of the ten sub-contractors are from Spokane. The one that isn’t? It’s from Coeur d’Alene. Still local!

Click here to read the entire blog post via Greater Spokane Incorporated http://www.greaterspokane.org/blog/2013/08/avista-buys-local-with-its-huntington-park-project/