CONSUMER ALERT: Spokane Sees Spike In Bad Economy - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

CONSUMER ALERT: Spokane Sees Spike In Bad Economy

SPOKANE, Wash. -  August boomed in Spokane County, at least it did for Hotels and business that reap the benefits of full hotels.

According to the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, Spokane hotel room occupancy saw a spike in August of this year, up 14.8% from August of 2009.  The only city in the Northwest to do better was Boise, Idaho which saw an 18.6% increase.  Even King County saw an increase, but just about 5%.

Local businesses in Spokane are thrilled with the increase, especially a double digit increase in a bad economy.  Julie Mosey, who owns Brews Bros Café at the corner of Post and Sprague which is at the Northeast corner of the Davenport, says her August was her best month since buying the business last December.

Keith Backsen with the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau says feedback from all the downtown businesses has been wonderful.  Some of the bigger conventions in town this summer were the Rural Letter Carriers Association, the Washington School Nutrition Association as well as the American Legion Baseball.

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