By Aaron Corvin January 27, 2015 5:03 p.m.
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.
By Aaron Corvin January 26, 2015 5:18 p.m.
Christensen Shipyards, the Vancouver-based builder of custom yachts, appears to be struggling to pay its bills.
By Aaron Corvin January 21, 2015 5:37 p.m.
A new political action committee, calling the Port of Vancouver "out of touch with our community and the public interest," says it will provide campaign cash and grass-roots personnel to get candidates that share its values elected to the port's three-member board of commissioners.
By Aaron Corvin January 20, 2015 5:28 p.m.
The state agency that reviews major energy projects agreed Tuesday to launch preliminary meetings that will help set the stage for a courtlike trial of a proposal to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver.
By Aaron Corvin January 15, 2015 4:48 p.m.
Jim Bowen, CEO of First Trust Portfolios LP, described himself as a right-winger as he delivered a bouncy, optimistic presentation about America's economy during an early-morning event held Thursday by Vancouver-based Riverview Asset Management Corp.
By Aaron Corvin January 13, 2015 3:56 p.m.
The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 on Tuesday to approve a new long-term lease for Northwest Packing Co. that reaches a compromise between the two parties about how much the fruit processor should pay in rent.
By Aaron Corvin January 13, 2015 6 a.m.
The Port of Vancouver is poised today to put the final touches on resolving a dispute with a tenant, Northwest Packing Co., over how much rent the fruit processor should pay.
By Aaron Corvin January 7, 2015 6 a.m.
Residential customers of Clark Public Utilities may now sign up to invest in solar energy, the utility said Tuesday, as it expects to have a community solar project up and running by June.
By Aaron Corvin January 7, 2015 9:37 a.m.
Three environmental groups that accuse the Port of Vancouver of violating Washington's open public meetings law in approving a lease for an oil-by-rail terminal now allege port commissioners used not just one but multiple closed-door meetings to illegally exclude the public from their discussions of the project.
By Aaron Corvin December 23, 2014 10:31 a.m.
The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners voted unanimously today to hire a consultant to help it develop a mixed-use building at its Terminal 1 waterfront property.
By Aaron Corvin December 22, 2014 4:35 p.m.
The Port of Vancouver is expected Tuesday to hire a consultant to help it develop a mixed-use building at its Terminal 1 waterfront property. The new structure would include space for Red Lion Hotels Corp., which now operates the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay at the port-owned site.
By Aaron Corvin December 17, 2014 7:37 p.m.
The Port of Vancouver said Wednesday it hopes to develop a new hotel for Red Lion as part of a larger effort to redevelop its Terminal 1 property, currently home to the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay.
By Aaron Corvin December 11, 2014 7:23 p.m.
A representative of the joint venture to build the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver said Thursday that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who will decide the project, “has every reason to say yes” to it.
By Aaron Corvin December 9, 2014 5:30 p.m.
The Port of Vancouver on Tuesday approved a resolution that raises the possibility it will sell more industrial lots to prospective employers, sparking criticism that it's unnecessarily preparing to unload public assets.
By Aaron Corvin December 8, 2014 4:44 p.m.
The Port of Vancouver is expected Tuesday to update its big-picture plan for making land and building improvements, including considering a series of proposals that would advance the development of its 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park.
By Aaron Corvin December 5, 2014 8:37 p.m.
Recent announcements of hotel and restaurant deals by the leader of a $1.3 billion commercial and residential redevelopment of Vancouver's waterfront underscore the progress that's being made on the long-planned project.
By Aaron Corvin December 4, 2014 7:41 p.m.
The leader of a $1.3 billion commercial and residential redevelopment of Vancouver’s waterfront said Thursday he’s inked a deal to build a 10-story hotel as part of the project and that the hotel would begin construction in 2015.
By Aaron Corvin December 2, 2014 4:14 p.m.
PeaceHealth, the Vancouver-based nonprofit, Catholic health system, said Tuesday that its president and chief mission officer, Alan Yordy, will retire effective June 30, 2015. The nonprofit said a national search for his successor will begin immediately.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Aaron Corvin November 5, 2014 10:17 a.m.
The state Department of Labor & Industries has cited Andersen Plastics $86,800 for major safety violations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.