Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Demand for wood products likely to remain steady

Despite fluctuations in lumber supply and pricing this year, demand for timber and forestry products and services is expected to stay consistent in 2019, some wood products industry observers say. ...

Conventions, sports tourism to see strong growth

This year has turned out better than expected in terms of the number of groups and conventions, and 2019 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for Spokane tourism, says TJ Hake, interim president and CEO at Visit Spokane. ...


Medcurity: Helping with HIPAA

Spokane-based health care information technology startup Medcurity Inc. has developed and launched a type of secure records compliance platform that the company’s founders claim is already in high demand. ...


Mental health insurance coverage to broaden soon

Starting Jan. 1, behavioral health services traditionally covered through Medicaid also will be covered by some of the same managed care organizations that currently cover physical health services, says Jeff Thomas, CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health. ...


Direct Primary Care offers services through membership model

Matt Dinsmore says he became dissatisfied with the prevailing medical care model after several years of working in health care. His dissatisfaction with high insurance premiums, high patient volumes, and the complexities of dealing with insurance...


Nonprofits, landlords tackle housing affordability

Dozens of landlords and representatives of Spokane County nonprofit agencies that serve low-income and homeless people have partnered to create the Spokane Landlord Liaison Network, which aims to increase affordable housing options ...


School work: A first look at the Lewis & Clark High School expansion

Spokane Public Schools plans to start work next spring on a $23.4 million addition at Lewis & Clark High School, on the periphery of downtown Spokane. The project will involve adding eight classrooms ...


Katerra to build 408-unit Liberty Lake complex

Menlo Park, Calif.-based construction company Katerra Inc. is proposing to build 408 units of middle-income multifamily housing on east Country Vista Drive, in Liberty Lake, according to documents filed with the City of Liberty Lake. ...


Renovations planned for former produce building

Predevelopment plans on file with the City of Spokane show a $500,000 renovation is in store for the former Pacific Fruit & Produce warehouse building at 102 E. Main....


Fisher Construction grows its Spokane office

Since first opening a satellite office here in March 2015, Burlington, Wash.-based design-build commercial general contractor Fisher Construction Group Inc. has seen significant growth in the Spokane area, says Corey Anderson...

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