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Gordon Oliver

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Pangea seeks presence in Ethiopia  

By Gordon Oliver July 27, 2015 4:33 p.m.

Last week, Pangea Motors invited local politicians and business leaders for a spin in its innovative electric bus that it hopes will become a common site in some of the world's largest and most crowded cities.

Clark County Half-Yearly Economic Report: Jobs up, housing tight

By Gordon Oliver July 26, 2015 6 a.m.

The first six months of 2015 have been a fabulous time to find a job in Clark County, with steady job growth that mostly beats the state and regional averages and exceeds the forecast of state economists in nearly every employment category.

A new Parkrose Hardware coming to central Vancouver

By Gordon Oliver July 25, 2015 6 a.m.

A new Parkrose Hardware will be opening in a central Vancouver shopping center that is getting an upgrade as well as a new name.

Hazel Dell Marketplace lands Marshalls store

By Gordon Oliver July 23, 2015 5:28 p.m.

The economy-priced apparel and home merchandise retailer Marshalls will open its first Vancouver store in the Hazel Dell Marketplace near the Northeast 78th Street-Interstate 5 interchange, according to mall owner C.E. John, a Vancouver-based real estate development, construction and management company.

More development set for 192nd corridor

By Gordon Oliver July 23, 2015 6 a.m.

A set of four-story apartment buildings, each with approximately 73 units, and an 82-room Holiday Inn Express are the next projects in the lineup at the 6-acre mixed-use development that's been taking shape over several years around Southeast 192nd Avenue and 20th Street near the Vancouver-Camas border.

Kyocera to add up to 30 jobs in Vancouver

By Gordon Oliver July 21, 2015 4:37 p.m.

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. announced on Tuesday that it will add up to 30 jobs in Vancouver following an expected 18,750-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing facility, 5713 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd.

Strictly Business: Ideas flow to name river site

By Gordon Oliver July 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Last week, I asked for your thoughts on naming our new waterfront urban neighborhood. Gramor Development, the company that will create the bulk of the waterfront community, says it will call the area Waterfront Vancouver USA. But Gramor doesn't control all of the 40-plus acres of redevelopment waterfront property: The Port of Vancouver is redeveloping 10 acres of its Terminal 1 site, and it has no new name in mind for its property.

Pangea's profile grows globally

By Gordon Oliver July 16, 2015 6 a.m.

Few Clark County companies have ambitions as large as those of Pangea Motors, an electric vehicle maker with just 11 U.S. employees that aims to transform public transportation in the world's most chaotic cities.

Hi-School Pharmacy returning to Vancouver

By Gordon Oliver July 14, 2015 4:31 p.m.

Hi-School Pharmacy, a well-known Vancouver company that sold its local pharmacies to Walgreens a dozen years ago, is returning to the city this fall with a new pharmacy and adjoining hardware store.

Startup Weekend Vancouver go for launch

By Gordon Oliver July 14, 2015 6 a.m.

Startup Weekend, a highly popular worldwide phenomenon of bringing together entrepreneurs for 54 hours of intense project launch activity, is coming to Vancouver.

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