Spokane Journal of Business

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A Victory For Vino: The ascension of Washington’s wine industry

Industry experts say wine is poised to topple the apple and become the highest revenue-producing agricultural product produced in Washington, with the industry having an estimated economic impact of $6 billion in 2018. ...


Executive pay declines in the Inland Northwest

Total compensation sustained a double-digit drop for executives at Inland Northwest-based publicly-traded companies in 2018, according to a Journal of Business analysis. ...


RadMax to introduce innovative motor technology

Top executives at RadMax Technologies Inc., a Spokane-based research and development company, say the company is positioned to launch innovative new motor technology that has been attracting attention from companies and governments here ...


Heritage Health’s Big Lift in North Idaho

Coeur d’Alene-based nonprofit health care provider Heritage Health has witnessed a six-fold increase in the number of patients it serves annually during the past decade. ...


Adam Hegsted, others cook up culinary events through JAKT Group

The JAKT Foundation is a newly developed nonprofit that is making a name for itself through organizing events that focus on bringing a new appreciation for culinary arts to the community of Spokane Valley. ...


Wheat farmers cope with low market values, tariffs

Over the past several years, the rip saw effect of falling wheat prices and climbing expenses has slashed income for wheat farmers, industry experts and local farmers say. ...


Blue Zoo prepares to dive in with Spokane aquarium attraction

It’s easy to imagine the gleeful laughter of children as they run from display to display, their faces awash in blue light, pressed up against cold glass as bright yellow fish flick past their noses. ...


Dry Fly Distilling, Side Hustle Syrups partner on canned cocktails

Spokane-based Side Hustle Syrups, which makes syrups that can be used in the creation of cocktails or nonalcoholic beverages, is once again teaming up with Dry Fly Distillery to produce a new canned cocktail, the first such product for either company. ...


Inland Northwest construction industry combats opioid use

It has long been the mantra of construction workers to adhere to the proverbial “tough guy” image, those who believe showing weakness is unacceptable, and talking about feelings is unimaginable. ...


MultiCare to grow COPE Health Scholars here

This fall will mark the second year that MultiCare Health System has offered COPE Health Scholars, a program that provides high school and college students hands-on learning in clinical and administrative settings, ...

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