Spokane Journal of Business

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Relating to: coronavirus

Spokane hoteliers hope to buck West Side trends

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Reports of hundreds of layoffs at hotels in the Seattle area this month have some in the industry here concerned that Spokane will once again follow the trends set by the West Side. ...

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Post-pandemic workplaces could look much different

Pre-pandemic office design could be going the way of the fax machine and rotary phone. As employee...

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Uncertainty infects Inland Northwest health care industry

The economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care sector has been as uneven...

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Financial sector better positioned for recovery now than during Great Recession

This isn’t the Great Recession for Inland Nortwest bankers. And that’s a good thing, executives...

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Spokane’s Child Care Crisis

The child care industry was facing workforce shortages and high operating costs before the COVID-19 ...

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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 Sciences Spokane, officials are concerned a prolonged global pandemic could have a compromising effect on future funding. ...

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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. During the third day of a 50-mile backpack trip with my son’s Scout troop, we broke camp and unknowingly started following a ridgeline that led away from our planned route....

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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 to business as somewhat usual—but persistent testing kit shortages continue to hamper their efforts. ...

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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 declines force some companies to miss their rent payments, while some in the industry contend that businesses are choosing not to pay. ...

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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. ...