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Aaron Corvin

port & economy reporter


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Barrett posts $8.7 million profit in Q2

By Aaron Corvin July 29, 2015 4:28 p.m.

Barrett Business Services Inc., the Vancouver-based supplier of staffing and outsourced human resources services, said Wednesday it recorded a second-quarter profit of $8.7 million. That compares with a profit of $7.3 million in the April-to-June period of 2014.

Port hires safety consultant for energy projects

By Aaron Corvin July 28, 2015 5:04 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver has hired a safety consultant to examine energy projects, including the proposal to build the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the port.

Port of Vancouver cuts budget by 18 percent

By Aaron Corvin July 28, 2015 4:27 p.m.

As expected, the Port of Vancouver on Tuesday slashed its total budget by 18 percent, an unusual move triggered largely by the failure of a new freight-hauling venture to live up to revenue expectations.

Judge backs legality of port's oil terminal lease

By Aaron Corvin July 24, 2015 5:53 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver’s lease for what would be the nation’s largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal will stay in place because the port took a second public vote to correct problems with how it initially handled the contract, a Clark County Superior Court judge ruled Friday.

Lackluster venture may spur port to cut budget revenues by millions

By Aaron Corvin July 23, 2015 6 p.m.

In an unusual move, the Port of Vancouver is expected to cut $15.29 million in revenue from its overall 2015 budget because it now anticipates a new freight-hauling venture will not live up to expectations.

Judge rebukes Vancouver port for letter to Inslee on terminal

By Aaron Corvin July 22, 2015 5:31 p.m.

An administrative law judge has rebuked the Port of Vancouver for contacting Washington Gov. Jay Inslee about a proposal to build the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the port.

Clark County jobs market hits milestone in June

By Aaron Corvin July 21, 2015 4:06 p.m.

We knew Clark County's economy was adding jobs at a nice clip.

SunModo eyes room to grow at proposed new headquarters

By Aaron Corvin July 20, 2015 4:38 p.m.

Having outgrown its current space, SunModo, the Vancouver-based producer of mounting hardware for solar systems, is seeking to relocate its headquarters to a place with room for additional expansion.

Port of Vancouver candidates look to make a splash

By Aaron Corvin July 19, 2015 6 a.m.

If this year's primary election is any indication, the days of drowsy politics at the Port of Vancouver are gone. That's good for voters, who will choose from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and thoughts about the port's role in shaping the community's future.

Candidates not in step on port's direction

By Aaron Corvin July 17, 2015 5:24 p.m.

In the Port of Vancouver primary election, the number of candidates who say the port's decision-making process and economic development priorities need to be reformed far outweigh those who say the port is largely on the right path.

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