By Aaron Corvin May 5, 2015 3:07 p.m.
A new study of the Portland-Vancouver region's economy spells out strategies for strengthening high-tech manufacturers, increasing supply chain opportunities and boosting exports. The study, announced by two regional economic development agencies Tuesday, calls for everything from more early-stage investment capital and state-funded development initiatives to an emphasis on workforce training.
By Aaron Corvin April 30, 2015 2:45 p.m.
Tidewater Transportation and Terminals, the Vancouver-based marine transportation business, is adding three towboats to its fleet of 16 vessels and 160 barges as part of its larger effort to move cargo along the Columbia and Snake rivers.
By Aaron Corvin April 29, 2015 4:24 p.m.
Barrett Business Services Inc., the Vancouver-based supplier of staffing and outsourced human resources services, said Wednesday it added 229 new clients in the first quarter and that it will continue to monitor its workers' compensation costs.
By Aaron Corvin April 28, 2015 5:09 p.m.
Opponents of proposed oil transfer terminal at the port say resolution comes long after initial concerns were raised
By Aaron Corvin April 24, 2015 5:35 p.m.
The wave of public discussion triggered by a French economist's best-selling treatise on the dangers of global wealth inequality made its way to Vancouver this week, with members of Clark College's faculty and area residents grappling with the book's ramifications.
By Aaron Corvin April 19, 2015 6 a.m.
As Papa Murphy's prepares to mark a successful first anniversary as a publicly traded corporation, current and former franchisees have updated their lawsuit against the Vancouver-based company. The new claims beef up an initial complaint filed last April, around the same time Papa Murphy's conducted its initial public offering of stock, that the company misled them about the challenges of getting into the take-and-bake pizza business.
Rail accidents happen in Clark County, and they happen regularly. Most go unnoticed by the public.
By Aaron Corvin April 15, 2015 7:11 p.m.
Public records show the Port of Longview has discussed a 30,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery project with Riverside Energy, Inc.
By Aaron Corvin April 14, 2015 5:01 p.m.
Port of Vancouver commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to hire a global urban planning firm to craft a master plan for revitalizing the port's Terminal 1 waterfront property.
By Aaron Corvin March 26, 2015 2:57 p.m.
Opponents of a plan to build the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver are inviting the public to a forum aimed at detailing what they see as the project's threats to public safety and spelling out how people can help defeat it.
By Aaron Corvin March 24, 2015 5:10 p.m.
A Clark County Superior Court judge has appointed a receiver to assume control of the assets of Christensen Shipyards, a move that ultimately could lead to liquidation of the financially troubled yacht building company.
By Aaron Corvin March 17, 2015 4:50 p.m.
Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc., the Vancouver-based parent of Papa Murphy's take-and-bake pizza chain, said Tuesday it posted a fourth-quarter profit of $2.8 million. That compares with a net loss of $2.9 million in the same October-to-December period a year earlier.
By Aaron Corvin March 13, 2015 4:06 p.m.
Christensen Shipyards, the financially troubled builder of yachts in Vancouver, now faces a total of five lawsuits, including one leveled by Henry Luken, the deep-pocketed Tennessee businessman who owns 50 percent of the company.
By Aaron Corvin March 10, 2015 5:21 p.m.
What began as an expected step by the Port of Vancouver toward helping rejuvenate Vancouver's waterfront swerved Tuesday into a skirmish between port commissioners and project developer Barry Cain over Cain's opposition to building a rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the port.
By Aaron Corvin March 2, 2015 4:28 p.m.
The Port of Camas-Washougal is poised to launch several major construction projects, including a park and trail, and a building that will enable an existing tenant to expand.
By Aaron Corvin March 1, 2015 6 a.m.
A new statewide light bulb recycling program is enlisting everyone from consumers and retailers to manufacturers to join the cause of keeping mercury from used light bulbs out of the food chain.
By Aaron Corvin February 27, 2015 4:30 p.m.
The number of parties opposed to or concerned about a plan to build the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal in Vancouver piled up Friday, as initial preparations for the project's judicial trial took further shape.
By Aaron Corvin February 23, 2015 4:36 p.m.
Nautilus, the Vancouver-based manufacturer of fitness machines, wrapped up 2014 in strong financial shape, recording net sales of $94.93 million in the fourth quarter and posting a profit of $10.37 million in the three-month period ended Dec. 31.
By Aaron Corvin February 22, 2015 6 a.m.
You might think it takes a bulldog to force employers who stiff their workers to cough up the money they owe under Washington law.
By Aaron Corvin February 17, 2015 5:17 p.m.
The state panel examining a proposal to build a rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal in Vancouver agreed Tuesday to extend to Nov. 1 of this year the deadline for completing the review and for making a recommendation to Gov. Jay Inslee.
By Aaron Corvin February 12, 2015 4:54 p.m.
The departure of Curtis Shuck, with more than nine years at the port, including most recently as its senior sales director, “was purely voluntary on his part,” port Commissioner Jerry Oliver said today.
By Aaron Corvin February 5, 2015 5:31 p.m.
A Clark County Superior Court judge on Thursday heard arguments over how far three environmental groups should be able to push in seeking information to support their allegations that the Port of Vancouver illegally excluded the public from discussions of a proposed oil terminal lease.
By Aaron Corvin February 4, 2015 6 a.m.
Residential customers of Clark Public Utilities are rapidly embracing the utility's efforts to build and operate its first community solar program.
By Aaron Corvin February 2, 2015 4:25 p.m.
The state Department of Labor & Industries said Monday it has cited and fined Motel 6 Vancouver a total of $112,450 for multiple willful and serious health violations, including exposing workers to used hypodermic needles.
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.