Spokane Journal of Business

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The next normal: INW economists describe a stabilizing economy

The Spokane region is experiencing stabilization in some major economic factors, and while consumer prices are unlikely to drop to pre-pandemic levels, a likely economic recession will slow inflation, Inland Northwest economists say....


Over-the-road trucking school goes over the cloud to train industry

Jason Boudreau, owner of Spokane Valley-based Drive509 commercial truck driving school, has launched...


Muv Fitness leases old South Hill Albertsons building

Müv Fitness, a Spokane-based exercise club chain, has leased a long-vacant, former Albertsons ...


Post merger, AgWest Farm Credit embraces change

AgWest Farm Credit, the newly formed agricultural lending association, will focus its resources to ...


Inland Northwest bankruptcy filings trend downward—for now

Bankruptcy filings in 2022 continued the downward trend of the past several years in Eastern Washington, but bankruptcy attorneys here say filings are likely to climb this year. In 2022, 436 bankruptcy cases were filed in Spokane County, according to d...


Gameplan Apps startup receives $500K investment

Gameplan Apps, an app-creation startup with ties to the Inland Northwest, has garnered a $500,000 equity investment from Cowles Ventures LLC and Kick-Start angel investment fund, both of Spokane. ...


Meet & Greet with HSSA’s Erin Williams Hueter

At the start of the year, Erin Williams Hueter began her duties as the new executive director of the Health Sciences and Services Authority of Spokane County, taking over for the organization’s founding director, Susan Ashe. ...


Beard Papa’s cream puff shop opens in Spokane Valley

A Spokane franchisee for Japan-based cream puff franchise Beard Papa’s has opened its first Inland Northwest store at 4808 E. Sprague, in Spokane Valley. Marc Bryant and Sawako Hiraoka, who are husband and wife, are owners of the store through ...


Servpro buys old Western States facility on Trent

After searching for a new headquarters facility for 1 1/2 years, Servpro of Spokane County is moving into the former Western States Equipment Co. site at 4625 E. Trent, in East Spokane, says Jess Hockett, director of sales and marketing at Servpro. Ste...

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