Clark County's economy expanded in December with "very strong" job growth, the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, It added 6,200 jobs over the year and posted an annualized growth rate of 4.4 percent.
A nonprofit group focused on helping Clark County homeowners improve the energy efficiency and air quality of their homes has chosen a local contractor to offer a "one-stop shop" service for home upgrades.
Barbara Beale mostly treats people for pain and injury. A former certified athletic trainer, Beale said she is able to get results for people through acupuncture. "It is a very gratifying career. I have never regretted one day of getting into acupuncture," Beale said.
lark County's long-lagging economy played a good deal of catchup during the last fiscal quarter with the larger Portland metro and state of Washington economies, by way of strong job growth, a larger workforce and a steady housing market.
By Viki Eierdam for The Columbian
January 25, 2015 6 a.m.
BATTLE GROUND — Last month, Clark County posted a "do not occupy" notice on the exterior of Rusty Grape Vineyard's entrance door. If this sounds like déjà vu, it's because several North County wineries received similar notices around the Christmas holiday in 2013.
Construction is set to begin this year on the final Vancouvercenter tower, currently the largest development project in downtown Vancouver. But first, the developer is seeking the city's approval for several major changes to the plan.
A California startup aiming to drastically cut the costs of home refinancing has branched out to Washington and Oregon with an online lending service that it hopes will be the cutting edge of a transformation of the highly regulated home lending industry.