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Aaron Corvin

port & economy reporter


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Consultant: Savvy plan, vibrant buildings will boost downtown

By Aaron Corvin October 23, 2014 5:32 p.m.

By taking a savvy approach to signing up new tenants and focusing on sprucing up buildings and streetscapes, Vancouver's downtown property owners will make further progress in developing a lively mix of businesses and pedestrians in the city's core, a Portland consultant said Thursday.

Washougal job-creation projects eyed

By Aaron Corvin October 23, 2014 6 a.m.

A new community development entity in Clark County is asking the U.S. Treasury for the right to sell tax credits to raise as much as $30 million in investment capital to finance the construction of job-creating projects in Washougal.

Clark County wage gap has grown since 2002

By Aaron Corvin October 21, 2014 8:43 p.m.

Clark County employers are expanding payrolls and the jobless rate is falling, but wallets aren't getting fatter, according to a new analysis by Scott Bailey, regional labor economist for the state Employment Security Department.

County economy gains strength

By Aaron Corvin October 21, 2014 4:47 p.m.

Clark County's economy showed continued strength in September, adding 400 jobs over the month in seasonally adjusted numbers and bringing total growth for the past 12 months to 5,900 jobs.

Clark Public Utilities board race pits two veterans

By Aaron Corvin October 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Although it's a nonpartisan race devoid of any campaign-defining controversies, the two candidates for Clark Public Utilities commissioner aren't shy about zinging each other over who's a better fit for the job.

Port of Vancouver mulls land sale for new steel mill

By Aaron Corvin October 9, 2014 5:40 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver would sell 9.6 acres to a company seeking to build a manufacturing plant under a proposal headed to the port’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The planned 160,000-square-foot steel tubing mill could employ up to 50 people.

Technology ideas shared at local gatherings

By Aaron Corvin October 9, 2014 6 a.m.

The hurdles to launching a tech startup may be fewer than ever. If you've got talent, Internet access and moxie to burn, the leap is yours.

Foes see partiality in oil terminal review process

By Aaron Corvin and Erin Middlewood October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Ever since Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies proposed an oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver, company and port officials have said that the state energy facility siting panel's rigorous review would address threats to safety or the environment.

Port of Camas-Washougal proposes park on waterfront

By Aaron Corvin September 29, 2014 4:05 p.m.

The Port of Camas-Washougal has filed a request with the city of Washougal seeking preliminary site plan approval to build a 5.73 acre waterfront park along the Columbia River.

Teresa Brum: Committed to downtown revitalization

By Aaron Corvin September 28, 2014 6 a.m.

When Teresa Brum joined Vancouver's Community and Economic Development Department in January, the city gained a well-educated leader with experience in both the public and private sectors. Vancouver's downtown, meanwhile, welcomed not only a new champion of its continued progress but a new resident, too.

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