Spokane Journal of Business

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Student loan debt can complicate retirement savings for older borrowers

While student loan debt continues to rise and impact borrowers of all ages, the debt growth has been highest among older borrowers, says a report by AARP Public Policy Institute....

Senior home-share project to launch

A lack of affordable housing for local workers in Kootenai County has prompted community leaders to launch a new project matching senior homeowners who have extra space in their homes with local workers in need of housing....

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Cleveland apartment project to rise in Logan neighborhood

A Spokane couple plans to construct a three-story, 23-unit apartment building at 155 E. Cleveland, in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood, says property co-owner David Tucker....

Dewey Scientific to grow cannabis R&D site

Dewey Scientific LLC, an agtech company founded in 2018 by molecular plant biologists from Washington State University, has more than tripled its workforce over the past year and in 2021 increased annual revenue by 300%, says Dewey Scientific...

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Whatever happened with: Citywide Internet efforts

Work by a city-appointed group tasked with exploring options for a fiber optic network has been on hold since the pandemic began. But City Council President Breean Beggs anticipates the city will revisit the subject and perhaps regroup this spring....

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Washington state leads charge in aerospace advances

It’s a beautiful spring morning in the Inland Northwest. The year is 2030. As your morning alarms goes off, and you get out of bed, your smart device announces that you have a prescription delivery. Just a few hours earlier, while you were sleeping...

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Companies face a more digital working world now

As the effects of the coronavirus continue to reshape our world, several factors are accelerating the shift to a more digital, hybrid future in Spokane. ...

Now is time to start 2022 tax, wealth planning

We tend to be most aware of our specific income, charitable contributions, family gifts, and retirement savings or withdrawals as we gather our information for last year’s tax return preparation....

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SBA urges emphasis on racial, gender equity

Since the start of the pandemic, the U.S. Small Business Administration has worked to save the nation’s small businesses. In Washington state alone, the agency provided more than $11 billion worth of economic aid, and 178,000 loans and grants ...

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Rockwood Lane’s resident demographics trend younger

Rockwood Lane Retirement Community residents have trended younger and more active in recent years, says Jason Finley, property manager and marketing representative....

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