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Aaron Corvin

port & economy reporter


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Clark County's economy expands by 7,300 jobs

By Aaron Corvin November 25, 2014 2:52 p.m.

Clark County’s economy expanded in October at a pace not seen in nearly a decade, the region’s labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 7,300 jobs over the year and posting an annualized growth rate of 5.2 percent.

Utility commissioner ready to work

By Aaron Corvin November 25, 2014 6 a.m.

When Jane Van Dyke takes office in January as a Clark Public Utilities commissioner, she'll join a voter-owned utility juggling everything from a new community solar project to a high-maintenance contract with the Bonneville Power Administration.

State agency could take over review of Grays Harbor oil terminal proposals

By Aaron Corvin November 21, 2014 5:49 p.m.

The Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council today voted unanimously, with one abstention, to launch hearings over whether it should assume control over the fate of the proposed Westway and Imperium oil-by-rail projects.

Columbia Sportswear eyes Vancouver

By Aaron Corvin November 20, 2014 5:36 p.m.

Columbia Sportswear, the Portland-based maker of jackets and other outerwear, is considering expanding into Vancouver, city and company officials said Thursday.

Vancouver port budget OK'd; oil plan draws fire

By Aaron Corvin November 18, 2014 4:44 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver will head into 2015 anticipating higher operating revenue from a new initiative: a lease deal to move agricultural products from North Dakota to Vancouver on rail cars that would otherwise run empty. Meanwhile, the port will take no increase in its property tax as part of its budget for next year.

Mailer touting oil terminal plan features key error

By Aaron Corvin November 17, 2014 5:46 p.m.

The two companies proposing an oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver have blanketed Clark County with about 136,000 mailers touting the project's positive economic impacts, including $2 billion in "added economic value" and more than 1,000 jobs annually.

Papa Murphy's posts 3Q net loss of $788,000

By Aaron Corvin November 13, 2014 3:40 p.m.

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc., the Vancouver-based parent of Papa Murphy's take-and-bake pizza chain, said Thursday it posted a third-quarter net loss of $788,000. That compares with a net loss of $395,000 in the same July-to-September period a year ago.

Barrett's financial report for 3Q delayed

By Aaron Corvin November 12, 2014 3:18 p.m.

Barrett Business Services said Wednesday it will be late in filing its financial report for the three-month period ending on Sept. 30.

Class-action suit targets Vancouver's Barrett

By Aaron Corvin November 10, 2014 4:57 p.m.

Investors in Barrett Business Services have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Vancouver-based provider of employment services, alleging the company violated federal securities laws by misleading shareholders about its market value.

Port of Vancouver, Tesoro-Savage meeting raises questions

By Aaron Corvin and Erin Middlewood November 9, 2014 6 a.m.

The Port of Vancouver, already facing one lawsuit accusing it of violating Washington's open public meetings law, has left the public in the dark more than once in landing one of the largest financial deals in its history, an investigation by The Columbian has found.

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