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Clark County added 500 jobs in December. Increases were led by retail jobs, as expected during the holiday season, while construction and business services both lost jobs as expected in the winter season.

Clark County closed out 2015 up 6,000 jobs

Clark County added 500 jobs in December. Increases were led by retail jobs, as expected during the holiday season, while construction and business services both lost jobs as expected in the winter season.

January 26, 2016, 4:48pm Business

Clark County expanded its employment by 6,000 jobs in 2015 and saw the unemployment rate drop to 6 percent, from last December’s 7.3 percent, in the latest good economic news from the state Employment Security Department. Read story

Strictly Business: Let’s span I-5 Bridge differences

January 24, 2016, 6:07am Business

Sarah Palin is back, and so is another discussion of a Columbia River bridge. Both evoke strong emotions that are sometimes detached from reality. Read story

Home sales in Clark County climbed by 21 percent from November and were 28 percent higher than in December 2014, the regional RMLS real estate listing service said in its newest Market Action report.

Home sales were hot in December

Home sales in Clark County climbed by 21 percent from November and were 28 percent higher than in December 2014, the regional RMLS real estate listing service said in its newest Market Action report.

January 15, 2016, 4:08pm Business

Clark County home sales accelerated in December, which is normally a slow month for real estate, in another sign of a the red-hot local housing market. Read story

Startup Weekend aims to give local entrepreneurs a boost

January 15, 2016, 6:01am Business

The entrepreneurial support event known as Startup Weekend will be offered this month in Vancouver, giving local entrepreneurs a 54-hour opportunity to learn some of the skills and secrets of startup success. Read story

Workers arrived early Monday morning at Christensen Shipyards, the Vancouver-based builder of custom yachts, to find the gates locked. The manufacturing plant was closed although it appeared work was being done on a Christensen yacht, "Missing Link," which was in the Columbia River nearby.

Christensen Shipyards appoints interim president

Workers arrived early Monday morning at Christensen Shipyards, the Vancouver-based builder of custom yachts, to find the gates locked. The manufacturing plant was closed although it appeared work was being done on a Christensen yacht, "Missing Link," which was in the Columbia River nearby.

January 13, 2016, 5:38pm Business

The owners of Christensen Shipyards in Vancouver have appointed a new interim president of the struggling yacht building company, which remains embroiled in legal battles stemming from its financial crash last year under its previous ownership. Read story

Participants at the Columbian's annual Economic Forecast breakfast listen to speeches in Vancouver in 2015.  This year's breakfast is Jan. 21.

Economic forecast breakfast set for Jan. 21

Participants at the Columbian's annual Economic Forecast breakfast listen to speeches in Vancouver in 2015.  This year's breakfast is Jan. 21.

January 12, 2016, 6:04am Business

Three top Clark County business executives -- in fitness equipment, health care and luxury auto sales -- will be the keynote speakers at The Columbian's annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, set for Thursday, Jan 21 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Read story

David Boyd, director of design and development for Pangea Motors drives a prototype electric vehicle in downtown Vancouver in 2013. Pangea and GET are developing a vehicle to replace older gas powered vehicles in the Philippines.

Pangea part of electric vehicle research project

David Boyd, director of design and development for Pangea Motors drives a prototype electric vehicle in downtown Vancouver in 2013. Pangea and GET are developing a vehicle to replace older gas powered vehicles in the Philippines.

January 7, 2016, 1:30pm Business

Pangea Motors, the tiny, Vancouver-based electric bus maker with ambitions to improve public transportation in congested cities, will be part of a research-and-development project for low-cost electrical vehicle fleets that will take place at a new Portland technology incubator operated by the British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover. Read story

The Windermere Stellar Vancouver Metro office has relocated to the first floor of the former Vancouver City Hall building, which has been renovated and renamed Block 56.

Real estate firm finds a new home

The Windermere Stellar Vancouver Metro office has relocated to the first floor of the former Vancouver City Hall building, which has been renovated and renamed Block 56.

January 5, 2016, 3:54pm Business

Windermere Stellar has completed a big move from stately buildings on Fort Vancouver's Officers Row to the modern Block 56 building in downtown Vancouver, bringing the real estate firm under a single roof with room to grow. Read story

Strictly Business: Resolving to master budgeting

January 3, 2016, 6:01am Business

Ah, it's a new year. True to form, many of us will make a new list of resolutions and remember that hope springs eternal. Read story

The proposed oil-by-rail project at the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 5 was the top business story of 2015.

2015 top 10: Oil terminal fuels debate

The proposed oil-by-rail project at the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 5 was the top business story of 2015.

December 27, 2015, 6:03am Business

Clark County bounded back in a big way in 2015 from its recession-era status as the region's economic laggard, beating out other Portland-area counties in job growth and dealing with one of the problems of prosperity -- a tight housing market. Read story