Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report


Physically demanding: Physical therapy clinics hire, expand to meet patient needs

Inland Northwest physical therapy clinics have been busy trying to keep up with patient demand for rehabilitation services now that elective surgeries are underway again at Spokane-area hospitals. The capacity of most clinics to meet the steady need...


ALS nonprofit prepares to open second INW site

Matt’s Place Foundation Inc. anticipates opening its second smart home by the end of summer, on Spokane’s North Side, says Theresa Whitlock-Wild, co-founder and communications director for the Coeur d’Alene-based nonprofit...


WSU medical school finds itself in the midst of change

Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, located in Spokane, is in the midst of change to its physical location and to its leadership. ...


Building blocked: Construction costs hinder financing

Some lenders here say they’re working around challenges to finance commercial construction developments and keep projects moving forward despite soaring prices of construction materials and rising labor costs, which have resulted in some project ...


Idaho bank, credit union expand into Spokane

Two southeastern Idaho-based financial institutions have moved into the Spokane area in quick succession. Last month, Idaho Falls-based Bank of Idaho agreed to acquire five branches from Seattle-based HomeStreet Bank, including one branch in downtown ...

Facing market fears starts with admitting they exist

Are you fearful of looking at your financial statements this month? You are not alone. Market pullbacks are never comfortable. We have so much to feel wrong about: crushing inflation, the war in Ukraine, school shootings, and more. Suddenly, your ...

Investors needn’t live in fear of potential recession

“The stock market has predicted nine of the last five recessions.” —Paul Samuelson, Keynesian economist Regarding the realities of recessions, while they are inevitable, they aren’t something investors ...


RESCU sees membership grow during pandemic

When calling Responders Emergency Services Credit Union, or RESCU, located at 924 W. Sinto, it is likely that the financial institution’s CEO, Joyce Lockard, will answer the phone. Lockard says that it’s the credit union’s personal touch that ...


Short-term rentals said to subsidize development in Spokane

Some multifamily residential developers here say that they need income generated from short-term rentals, such as Airbnb and Vrbo, for projects to pencil out....


Mammoth Liberty Lake warehouse project proposed

A land-use application on file with the city of Liberty Lake proposes the construction of a 487,000-square-foot industrial warehouse, called Project Apple. Phoenix-based real estate development company BH Development Co. filed the ...

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