Spokane Journal of Business

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Spokane’s Child Care Crisis

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The child care industry was facing workforce shortages and high operating costs before the COVID-19 pandemic, and Spokane-area providers say the situation will grow more dire as people returning to work seek day care services from an industry ...

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‘Pause’ could hamper WSU’s research cause

Though money for research has risen steadily in recent years at Washington State University Health ...

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Social capital drives fund for response to COVID-19

We were lost. Not dangerously lost, but definitely turned around and off-course. ...

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An industry tested: Lack of COVID-19 test kits handcuffs Spokane health care providers

Spokane-area health care providers want to ramp up coronavirus testing—a necessary step to return ...

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Many national tenants opt not to pay April rents

The commercial real estate sector is taking a hit as business shutdowns and significant cash flow ...

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Protecting paychecks in Spokane

Nearly $7 billion of the total $348 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration have gone to businesses in Washington, including a number of employers in the Spokane area. ...

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Worksource staff makes virtual transition

In just four days, Spokane’s employment and worker training agency WorkSource moved its entire staff of 125 workers home as coronavirus began its march across the state. ...

Vestis Systems shifts focus to making clear barriers

Spokane-based custom awnings, sunshades, and canopy maker Vestis Systems Inc. has shifted its manufacturing operations to make and install clear vinyl barriers for businesses. ...

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Estimated $440 million in construction projects on hold in Spokane area

Nearly $440 million in commercial and residential construction projects is estimated to be on hold in the Spokane region during Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” mandate that has deemed private residential and commercial construction ...

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Silver linings emerge amid coronavirus storm

Shannon Myers never thought she’d be talking about toilet paper so much, even though she’s the spokeswoman for a company that makes it. Though Spokane-based Clearwater Paper Corp. doesn’t have hard revenue figures yet for the first quarter of 2020...