Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Most sectors here expect improvement in 2015

Most economic sectors in the Inland Northwest experienced growth this year, and even those that faced challenges are somewhat optimistic about 2015. ...

Job market improves, but growth slows somewhat

Employers are expected to add jobs and the unemployment rate is projected to fall further here in 20...

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Real estate market signs point to consistent growth

With individual sectors of the real estate market described as improving to “darn good” this yea...

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Contractors eye strong start to construction season

Some construction observers here say the industry is poised for a strong start in 2015. Contractors...

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Tourism expected to grow as big projects are finished

Experts here are predicting a strong year for tourism in 2015, as the $50 million Spokane Convention...

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Retailers here foresee increasing their sales in 2015

Retailers here are predicting sales growth in 2015, as the economy and consumer confidence continue to improve. ...

Loan, deposit growth likely to remain strong

As the economy continues to recover and interest rates remain flat, financial experts here anticipate solid loan and deposit growth next year. ...

Health care sector still unsettled amid ACA rollout

The health care industry here expects to remain in a state of transition in the coming year as it continues to adapt to broad implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act. ...

Sagging wheat prices challenge agricultural market

Inland Northwest wheat producers face a potentially softer post-harvest marketplace heading into next year, due partly to damage-causing weather conditions and a plentiful wheat and corn supply worldwide, industry observers here say....

Tech sector aims to build on this year’s gains

The Inland Northwest technology sector has enjoyed a comparatively strong year in 2014, and appears likely to grow even stronger in 2015, buoyed both by gains at larger companies and by a groundswell of startup activity, company executives and industry ob...

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