Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Spokane’s attributes touted to attract more retirees

In recent years, various publications and organizations have been touting Spokane as one of the best midsize cities for retirement in the U.S. Livability.com, for example, ranked Spokane No. 7 in its top 10 best places to retire in late 2018, one of ...

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Tax proposals said to affect retirement decisions

Inland Northwest financial experts have observed an increase in people retiring slightly earlier, and some say the potential for an increase in certain federal taxes is playing a role. John Kessler, senior vice president with Spokane-based Washington...

It’s time to heed lessons from Roaring Twenties

The U.S. economy is experiencing expansive economic growth as the stock market is setting record highs. Does that sound like a reasonable statement for the current market condition? It is actually a description from the Roaring Twenties that happened ...

Current pace of inflation might not be that worrisome

Every day, it seems, there is a warning about inflation, especially in the U.S. where consumer prices jumped 5.4% in July from the previous year and a full 0.9% increase from the month of June. Even if you take out volatile food and energy prices...

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Eastern State Hospital steps up during pandemic

In the face of COVID-19, Eastern State Hospital, in Medical Lake, has been recognized by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for setting up separate wards for quarantined patients and COVID-positive patients, despite a temporary funding cutback. ...

Lifestyle changes can help reverse pre-diabetes

Do you have difficulty losing weight? Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, or have you been told you have pre-diabetes? What if I told you that you could prevent your heart attack and prevent diabetes? And what if you learned it could be ...

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St. Luke’s launches physiatry residency program

Providence St. Luke's Rehabilitation Medical Center has established its first cohort of a new physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program. Dr. Kenneth Isaacs, regional medical director of health science at Providence, says six residents joined...

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Native-based simulation clinic planned at WSU Spokane

WSU—Washington State University Spokane’s Native American Health Sciences program plans to build what the university claims will be the nation’s first indigenous-developed and instructed clinical simulation space at the recently opened Center for ...

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Cancer Care Northwest brings new prostate technology to Spokane

Spokane Valley-based Cancer Care Northwest has started offering a scanning technology new to the Spokane area that better detects recurring prostate cancer, says Amy Simmons, the Spokane-based imaging manager for the oncology practice. Simmons claims Ca...

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Commercial investment market mirrors residential trends

Those looking to invest in commercial real estate face a market mirroring the in-demand housing sector, with local investors bearing the brunt of the challenges as historically low capitalization rates and high demand price them out of the Spokane market....

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