Thank you for visiting the online version of the Journal of Business. We thought you might want to know a little more about the Inland Northwest's oldest and largest business newspaper.
The Journal was launched in February 1986 and primarily serves the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene market area. It publishes bi-weekly, 26 times a year, and has an average distribution of about 15,000 copies.
Unlike many business journals across the country, the Journal of Business is not part of a chain. Rather, it is owned and operated independently in Spokane. Started by Spokane entrepreneurs, it in recent years has been owned by a subsidiary of Cowles Co., of Spokane, which also owns The Spokesman-Review daily newspaper, though the two newspapers are operated separately and compete in the marketplace.
The Journal's comprehensive coverage of business news in the Inland Northwest has earned it hundreds of awards for writing and design, including "Best Newspaper" of its size in North America by the Association of Area Business Publications, and first place for "General Excellence" among non-daily newspapers from the Society of Professional Journalists. It also has been named Media of the Year by both the Spokane and Washington state boards of Realtors.
Each print-edition issue of the Journal of Business includes at least one industry-specific special section, ranging from Real Estate & Construction to Health Care to High Technology & Manufacturing. We also publish a host of supplemental magazines and compendiums, including an annual Book of Lists, and the Market Fact Book. Learn more about these publications elsewhere on this Web site.
We hope you find your visit to the online version of our newspaper valuable and entertaining. You'll find a sampling of our top business stories, as well as information on useful resources the Journal offers. Also consider signing up for our E-mail Updates, which provide breaking news on Spokane companies. As soon as we know, you'll know.
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