Spokane Journal of Business

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The Journal’s View: Celebrate past leaders while challenging their successors

As the Journal celebrates its 2022 class of Business Icons, it’s a good time to reflect on the critical work of past leaders whose hard work contributed to make the Inland Northwest the thriving hub it is today....

Guest Commentary: How is your company taking on challenge of labor scarcity?

It’s becoming clear that the tightening labor market we all have been feeling may well be here to stay, and perhaps even worsen, as fundamental demographic shifts manifest themselves and labor participation rates continue to be disturbingly low. ...


Spokane Club sells Valley athletic facility

Spokane developer Jordan Tampien has purchased the Spokane Club’s Valley athletic facility, at 5900 E. Fourth, for $4.4 million, he says....


The INW office market’s mixed bag

The commercial office space market in Spokane is a mixed bag, with high demand for smaller spaces and lower demand for larger corporate offices, commercial real estate brokers here say....


Entrepreneurial ecosystem traverses complicated terrain

While funding opportunities have slowed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spokane’s startup community remains active, bolstered by employees located throughout the U.S. and events that bring attention to new companies, some market observers ...


So Val, So Good: Developments to add 1,000 new housing units at southern end of Spokane Valley

Six projects that could add 1,000 living units and some community open space in the Valley Urban Growth Area are proposed or under development at the south end of Spokane Valley—a neighborhood locals refer to as So Val. ...


Slingshot takes aim at career development

On a mission to help young people discover how their skills and interests can help decide which career to aim for, Spokane entrepreneur Tyler Lafferty has started Slingshot, a nonprofit professional training and coaching program....


CHAS plans new health care training center at Iron Bridge

Community Health Association of Spokane plans to build a new, 91,700-square-foot health care training facility, to be called the CHAS Health Learning Institute, at the Iron Bridge Office Campus, says Tamitha Shockley French, director of communications ...


Idaho Central Credit Union enters Washington market

Idaho Central Credit Union has opened its first branch in Washington state at the former Banner Bank building at 41 W. Riverside in downtown Spokane. ICCU purchased the building in November for $13.5 million from 41 W. Riverside LLC, which was owned ...


Trades Night works to change construction-career narrative

Construction industry leaders are working to promote a career in the construction industry as equal to entering college, the military, or the general workforce, says Sarah Cottam, vice president of member services for the Spokane-based Inland Pacific...

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