Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Real estate market staging comeback from big downturn

Real estate market staging comeback from big downturn

The residential real estate market appears to be starting a rebound following six years of sales declines, and commercial real estate also is poised for a comeback in 2013, industry observers say.Ken Lewis, owner of Spokane Valley-based Spokane...

Jobs expected to climb in '13 after rise in hiring this year

Spokane-area economists expect employment growth in 2013, building upon gains during the last half of this year.Grant Forsyth, chief economist at Spokane-based Avista Corp., says he's projecting 1.1 percent job growth in 2013 in Spokane and If 2...

Light at end of the tunnel grows

Like the ever-so-gradual acceleration of a heavily laden train, the Inland Northwest economy finally is expected to begin showing some noteworthy forward momentum next year, albeit at a still subpar pace.Although plenty of uncertainty remains, a...

CHAS medical director starts as  need grows

CHAS medical director starts as need grows

Dr. William Lockwood, who joined Community Health Association of Spokane in 2010 to launch its first urgent-care facility, has taken on new duties as CHAS medical director.The change comes as the nonprofit continues to grow, with plans to add to...

Kootenai Health acquires gastroenterology practice

Kootenai Health, the Coeur d'Alene-based hospital district that operates Kootenai Medical Center, has agreed to acquire a gastroenterology practice over the next year and a related endoscopy practice in 2014.North Idaho Gastroenterology will its...

New medical complex rises in Valley - art only

New medical complex rises in Valley - art only

The $58 million Providence Medical Park-Spokane Valley has started to come out of the ground along the south side of Interstate 90, along Indiana Avenue and east of Sullivan Road. The 127,000-square-foot building is scheduled to be completed in of...

Specialist practice eyes new building

Specialist practice eyes new building

Northwest Eyelid & Orbital Specialists PS, a Spokane-based provider of specialty care and surgical procedures for areas around the eyes, has submitted design plans to the city of Spokane to construct a two-story medical office building east of who...

Human-powered transportation found lacking in U.S.

Many people in the U.S. don't walk, bike, or engage in other forms of active transportation, missing an important opportunity to improve their cardiovascular health, concludes a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.Active to...

AMA says many cities lack options for health care plans

The American Medical Association released last month a new study showing that anticompetitive market power is widespread for each of the three most popular managed care plans in the U.S. The AMA's annual health insurance market analysis for the...

Inland Imaging installs arm-leg MRI at Holy Family

Inland Imaging installs arm-leg MRI at Holy Family

Inland Imaging LLC, of Spokane, has added a magnetic-resonance imaging machine designed specifically for scanning patients' arms and legs. Installed last month at the company's imaging center in Providence Holy Family Hospital, at 5715 N. on the...

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