I arrived at The Columbian as a business reporter in late 2010, a dark time in Southwest Washington as the Big Short worked its way through the region’s economic arteries. The foreclosure auctions held every Friday outside the Clark County courthouse were testament to this community’s desperate saga. No job, no home.
The new corporate headquarters for Banfield Pet Hospital is twice the size of the event center at the Clark County Fairgrounds, consumes only half the energy of a typical office building, and is immeasurably more dog-friendly than just about any other workplace.
MAJ Development Corp. of Vancouver will construct a gas station and travel center at Portland International Airport, the Port of Portland announced this week. The new facilities will be combined with a new cellphone waiting area.
Two single-family houses on the west side of Broadway north of 20th Street in the Arnada neighborhood would be removed to make room for a three-floor building with 23 apartments and seven live-work units under a development application submitted to the city of Vancouver.
PayLess Drug Pharmacy Group will relocate its base of pharmacy operations from Portland to Vancouver, bringing about 350 employees to its new location by September, PayLess CEO and President John Mack said Tuesday.
Agave, the Ridgefield-based maker of premium denim clothing for men and women, has been acquired by a Los Angeles women’s casual clothing maker and will move its warehouse and most operations to Los Angeles.
Couve Cycle is off and rolling on the streets of downtown Vancouver, and owner Michael Palensky is learning as he goes about how to build his pedal-powered venture into a popular attraction for locals and visitors.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who faced foreclosure on his Vancouver home while serving in Iraq has filed a lawsuit against the home’s lender, saying that the company violated a federal law that provides mortgage relief for active-duty military members.