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150 people attend talk by project officials
As they continue to struggle with a slow, uncertain economic recovery, downtown Vancouver businesses and building owners learned Thursday about another troubling issue they must cope with.
But expert says local high jobless rate may stall recovery
Home foreclosure activity dropped to a four-year low in Clark County in September, a steep 41 percent decline from the previous month, but only an 8 percent decrease from the same month last year.
Store is part of $50M redevelopment of shopping center
Target opened its shiny new one-level store on Wednesday at the Jantzen Beach Center, greeting surprised shoppers with an unannounced debut.
Addition of Cinetopia draws new patrons, and stores, to local shopping center
Get ready, Clark County shoppers. Westfield Vancouver mall will hold a grand re-opening later this month that you just might want to take in.
It's just a new driveway, for now.
Experts say the possibility of expansion at Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. reflects a new paradigm taking place in global manufacturing that starts with shrinking cost differences between production in China and the U.S.
Clark County merchants tally $1.1 billion in second quarter, state reports
Another round of strong auto sales helped boost Clark County's retail sector once again in the second quarter, according to a state report issued Friday.
September homebuilding activity increased in Clark County, as measured by building permit totals in a report issued Monday.
Wage increase tied to 1.67 percent increase in Consumer Price Index
Builders note enthusiasm among attendees who toured 4 upscale houses
Clark County's premier show of homes drew a lighter crowd during its three-week run this month.
Starbucks-addicted commuters could soon have a new drive-through for quick caffeine fill-ups on East Mill Plain Boulevard, less than five blocks west of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.
The changing colors of late September always make me thankful to live in a region with pronounced seasons, each with its own weather pattern and set of cultural traditions.
Leases indicate slowly improving local market, economy
Downtown Vancouver's largest office tower has just welcomed a slate of new tenants, indicating the commercial real estate market has improved in line with an economy on the mend.
Board members will also be installed
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will install new and returning board members and honor a select group of business leaders during its annual banquet this evening at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.
Existing building to be razed; Walmart store may replace it
Plans to redevelop the vacant Fred Meyer site at Fourth Plain and Grand boulevards could soon result in bringing groceries to a Vancouver neighborhood that has sorely lacked access to fresh foods.
As housing market improves ever so slowly, local builders recount how they adapted to survive the recession
Homebuilding, an industry nearly left dead during the recession, appears to be reawakening in Clark County, as measured by a rise in permits to build single-family houses.
In business since 1957, it relocated from B.G. in 2008
Ideal Food Products Inc., a Ridgefield-based distributor of perishable foods, has been acquired by Tony's Fine Foods of West Sacramento, Calif., the two companies announced Tuesday.
State spirit sales surged in the three months ending in July, as restaurateurs, bar owners and consumers stockpiled liquor in May, according to figures released by the Washington Department of Revenue reported Monday.
MacKay Sposito experiencing growth in business
Longtime civil engineering firm MacKay Sposito Inc. on Thursday unveiled a fresh logo to reflect the company's changing image as it experiences business growth.
Homebuilding activity continued to gain strength in unincorporated Clark County in August, as builders ramped up to serve an influx of aging baby boomers and white-collar workers relocating to the area.
Olympia-based Heritage Bank is putting the move on Clark County, both literally and figuratively.
Home prices in the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metro area, including distressed sales, increased by 3.7 percent in July 2012 compared with July 2011, California-based CoreLogic reported Tuesday.
2012 event will showcase properties closer to city center, not suburbs
It's almost show time for Clark County homebuilders getting ready to impress dreamers, do-it-yourselfers and serious homebuyers alike at the area's biggest home showcase.
WalMart to bring "Neighborhood Market" to Vancouver Plaza
Walmart announced on Tuesday that it will develop a new store in a long-vacant, former WinCo Foods store site off state Highway 500 and Thurston Way, in the Vancouver Plaza shopping center.
Proposal by 2 local agencies fails to win part of state's $43.8M share
Washington's $43.8 million share of a national foreclosure settlement will be divvied up by 15 organizations, the state announced Monday.
Some people scoff at the mere suggestion Washington State University Vancouver's enrollment will one day exceed that of the school's home campus in Pullman.
Northwest Natural Products to maintain local headquarters, warehouse after $650M sale
Vancouver-based production of Vitafusion and L'il Critters gummy vitamins will stay in the area, an official from Church & Dwight Co. Inc. said Thursday, two days after its whopping $650 million deal to acquire the vitamin company.
Letter carriers and supporters gathered outside the Hilton Vancouver Tuesday morning to protest policies that they say are hurting the U.S. Postal Service.
West Coast Bank had acquired the property in lieu of foreclosure
A downtown Vancouver office building formerly owned by HDJ Design Group is being sold for $3.6 million to local investors, about eight months after it was taken in lieu of foreclosure.
The journey back to Vancouver's roots continues in preservation work for its wealth of historic structures.
Builders broke ground on more Clark County homes in July than during the same month in any of the last four years, adding to signs of stabilization in the residential construction market.
One is a parking lot near PeaceHealth, the other a medical plaza near Legacy
Two separate projects now in the planning stage are poised to serve Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and PeaceHealth Southwwest Washington Medical Center, two hospitals at opposite ends of Vancouver.
After decades of soft drink sponsorship, Ridgefield-based Corwin Beverage Co. outbid for contract
With the familiar Coca-Cola logo reigning over the Clark County Fairgrounds this year, an era has ended for Pepsi Cola and the Corwin family that distributes the soft drink company's many beverage products in Clark County.
Low-price food seller Grocery Outlet Bargain Market will go after Hazel Dell shoppers with a new store set to open early next year in a long-vacant Albertsons' space.
Downtown Vancouver hasn't been truly vibrant since the early 1940s, when thousands of people flocked to this city to work at the Kaiser Shipyards.
Organic food store set to break ground next week
Nine tickets won jackpots in the past 30 years
$23.7M HeLa High under construction near PeaceHealth
A passing glimpse of the three-story high school rising just north of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center might give the impression the hospital is expanding its Vancouver campus.
In the wake of last week's Colorado shooting, the status of gun sales and concealed weapon permits in Clark County appears mixed.
Construction projects, vehicle sales drive increase
Vehicle sales and the construction of buildings and highway projects contributed to a 7 percent jump in taxable retail sales in Clark County in the three months ending in March.
Hazel Dell woman helps create state's Cottage Food Act
Business prospects are a whole lot sweeter for Washington's home-based bakeries, thanks to Felicia Hill.
Top floors of City Hall fill; analysts expect that to help nearby buildings
Vancouver's downtown office real estate market may be in a slump. But expansions for tenants in the top two floors of downtown's newest office building could signal a change.
Some question whether economy, technologies will diminish demand for traditional facilities
A building boom in senior-living projects across Clark County is planning to add 187 units of assisted-living, memory-care and independent-living apartments to a market already served by dozens of facilities offering similar services.
She says there's more work to be done
Efforts to revitalize downtown Vancouver have inched forward in the two years since a downtown business group hired a Portland consultant to help with the job.
Bingen-based unmanned aircraft maker Insitu Inc. on Wednesday announced two new contracts and introduced its newest technology system at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England.
Chain opened its first new restaurant since 2001, in Tigard, Ore.
Vancouver-based Burgerville plans to open up to two new restaurants per year, its CEO announced Monday as the company opened its new Tigard, Ore., store.
Local chain to open restaurant Monday in Tigard, Ore.
Burgerville, the Vancouver-based restaurant chain known for its local ingredients and gourmet burgers, will open a second restaurant in the busy community of Tigard, Ore., on Monday, according to a statement issued Friday.
Gravel to be mined on 30-acre slice of Section 30 parcel
A Yacolt company has purchased a slice of east Vancouver's Section 30 for $3 million, with plans to extract the gravel beneath its surface while holding the site as a long-term investment.
Unscientific sample based on input from Columbian readers
Clark County booze buyers appear to be shelling out more money for a bottle than before a June 1 privatization of liquor sales in Washington.
Gresham, Ore., plant workers will visit it today
Fresh from its around-the-globe junket, Boeing's world-touring 787 Dreamliner took a Thursday side trip to Portland to visit workers who helped build the next-generation passenger plane.