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Oil terminal: A Q&A of what happens next

December 6, 2015, 6:04am Business

Washington's review of major energy facilities is unlike that of any other state. It relies on an appointed body of government officials, called the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, to examine major proposals and produce environmental impact statements that are advisories to the governor. The process can be exhaustive, but… Read story

Strictly Business: Economic Forecast Breakfast on menu

December 6, 2015, 6:03am Business

With The Columbian's 2016 Economic Forecast Breakfast just around the year-end corner, I decided to look at forecasts from past years to see how much times have changed in our local business world. My review of essays written by participants from years past became a walk down the memory lane… Read story

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Fisher Investments' campus in Camas houses some 975 employees in two five-floor buildings and one smaller building. Its employees are among the better paid in Clark County.

Wages in Clark County generate good news, concerns

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Fisher Investments' campus in Camas houses some 975 employees in two five-floor buildings and one smaller building. Its employees are among the better paid in Clark County.

December 4, 2015, 4:41pm Business

If you're looking for good news this holiday season, consider this: the greatest area of job growth in Clark County over the past seven years is in jobs that deliver the highest wages. Read story

The Everest College campus in Vancouver.

Everest College closing Vancouver, Portland campuses

The Everest College campus in Vancouver.

December 3, 2015, 2:05pm Business

The nonprofit operator of the troubled Everest College said Thursday that it will shut its Vancouver and Portland campuses and consolidate its metro-area programs at its existing Tigard, Ore., campus. Read story

Ty Frackiewicz, from left, and Ryan Fink and Gary Peck, co-founders of ONtheGO Platforms, will remain in Portland following the recent sale of their gesture software company to Atheer, a Mountain View, Calif., developer of software for smart glasses.

Skyview grads’ ONtheGO Platforms sold to Silicon Valley company

Ty Frackiewicz, from left, and Ryan Fink and Gary Peck, co-founders of ONtheGO Platforms, will remain in Portland following the recent sale of their gesture software company to Atheer, a Mountain View, Calif., developer of software for smart glasses.

December 2, 2015, 11:04am Business

ONtheGO Platforms, a local innovator in software development for smart glasses, has been acquired by a Silicon Valley company that also is working on smart glasses technology, the two companies announced Wednesday. Read story

Kevin Fujii of Davis, Calif., enjoys beer with the Friday evening crowd at Mt. Tabor Brewing's taproom at 113 W. Ninth St. in Vancouver.  With Mt. Tabor's construction of a new restaurant in Felida and a production facility in Portland, the downtown taproom and brewery will close in June.

Mt. Tabor brewing moving to Felida

Kevin Fujii of Davis, Calif., enjoys beer with the Friday evening crowd at Mt. Tabor Brewing's taproom at 113 W. Ninth St. in Vancouver.  With Mt. Tabor's construction of a new restaurant in Felida and a production facility in Portland, the downtown taproom and brewery will close in June.

November 25, 2015, 1:59pm Business

Having moved from Portland to a small downtown Vancouver storefront in October 2011, Mt. Tabor Brewing is getting ready for another big move, this time to Felida. Read story

"The big industries for job creation were identical to last month," Scott Bailey said in his report. Those include trade, transportation & utilities which added 1,400 jobs over last year.

Job growth remains strong in Clark County

"The big industries for job creation were identical to last month," Scott Bailey said in his report. Those include trade, transportation & utilities which added 1,400 jobs over last year.

November 24, 2015, 2:50pm Business

Clark County added 700 jobs during October, when adjusting for seasonal factors, with strong gains in a broad range of professional and services industries. Read story

Kelly Love, who volunteered  for Salvation Army in 2014, will be the new Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center community affairs manager.

Kelly Love leaves CEO position at Vancouver Chamber

Kelly Love, who volunteered  for Salvation Army in 2014, will be the new Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center community affairs manager.

November 23, 2015, 3:34pm Business

Kelly Love has resigned as chief executive officer of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and will take on a new role as a public and community affairs representative at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, the chamber announced on Monday. Read story

Business services consultant Marnie Farness gets settled into WorkSource's new offices, 204 S.E. Stone Mill Drive, on Monday.

WorkSource moves into new offices

Business services consultant Marnie Farness gets settled into WorkSource's new offices, 204 S.E. Stone Mill Drive, on Monday.

November 16, 2015, 4:51pm Business

Employees at WorkSource Vancouver settled into new offices Monday at 204 S.E. Stone Mill Drive, Suite 215, a central Vancouver location that the agency says will offer more space and better access to technology for employees and job seekers than the previous office. Read story

Sean McClain, CEO of AbSci, announces his company has leased a portion of Terminal 1 along the waterfront in Vancouver. Various port and city officials attended the announcement.

Former Red Lion will house biotech company, port announces

Sean McClain, CEO of AbSci, announces his company has leased a portion of Terminal 1 along the waterfront in Vancouver. Various port and city officials attended the announcement.

November 16, 2015, 11:11am Business

A portion of the former Red Lion hotel building on Vancouver’s Columbia River waterfront will be transformed into offices and wet labs for a Portland biotechnology company, under an agreement approved Monday by the Port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners, owner of the building at Terminal 1. Read story