Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report


WSU, UW collaborate on test for enhancing sleep

In the future, people struggling with insomnia might get health tips for a better night’s rest from a bedside sleep-monitoring device. Such technology will be tested in both Spokane and Seattle. To be launched today, March 1, a three-year study will in...


Focus on fitness

Exercise trainer Jessica Clark takes a seat at the front of the fitness room and prepares to get her class ready. A group of residents at Rockwood Retirement Communities South Hill are sitting in chairs as well as they prepare for their morning workout. ...

New WSU program aims for innovation in senior living

An estimated 75 million baby boomers born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 are winding down their careers and heading into the next phase of their lives. In Washington state alone, there are about 1.6 million people over the age of 60, and nearly 200,00...


Returning to work can prove to be challenging for retirees

While most Inland Northwest seniors probably see retirement as a well-earned break from years of hard labor, some retirees find themselves re-entering the rat race. Some return to work out of necessity, while others choose to work simply to stay active ...


In most cases, new tax law is good for business

The recently passed, voluminous Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains several big changes, many of which are expected to benefit businesses, Spokane tax advisers say. Anson Avery, accountant and owner of Anson Avery CPA PLLC, says he’s already put in over 6...


Coming off banner year, State Bank projects growth

Greg Deckard, president and CEO of 115-year-old State Bank Northwest, says the financial institution is poised for another strong year as it anticipates adding to its more than $140 million in assets. Last year, the bank experienced a nearly 16 percent...


Inland Northwest composite declines

The composite value of the nine Inland Northwest-based publicly traded companies dropped to $11.5 billion in the recently completed fourth quarter of 2017, a decrease of $700 million, or 5.7 percent, from the previous quarter, according to a quarterly rep...


Projects ignited in Coeur d’Alene

Tony Berns, ignite cda executive director, says one of the largest projects the urban renewal agency is focusing on this year is the creation of a third redevelopment district—the Atlas District. As currently proposed, the new district would occupy 54 ...


Lack of industrial space persists in Spokane area

Years after an initial rush of marijuana growers filling warehouse space in the Spokane area, the warehouse market remains constricted. “Vacancy for industrial space is very tight right now,” says Casey Brazil, director of brokerage services for Spo...


Envisioned stadium site located just east of Spokane Arena

Spokane Public Schools and city of Spokane officials have proposed a possible site for a new high school sports stadium to be located east of the Spokane Veteran’s Memorial Arena. The Journal reported last month that the school district is looking for ...

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