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Clark County closed out 2015 up 6,000 jobs

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 were hot in December

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

Christensen Shipyards appoints interim president

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

Economic forecast breakfast set for 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

Pangea part of electric vehicle research project

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

Real estate firm finds a new home

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

2015 top 10: Oil terminal fuels debate

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