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Terminal 5 is the proposed site for an oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.

Carnegie Endowment questions Vancouver Energy mailer

Terminal 5 is the proposed site for an oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.

December 14, 2015, 5:23pm Business

A Washington, D.C., think tank wants Vancouver Energy — the partnership that wants to build an oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver — to “publicly correct” what it says is a misrepresentation that appears in a widely distributed mailer promoting the oil terminal project. Read story

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 it's intended to minimize politics and provide a fair and balanced evaluation of major energy projects. While the public is… 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 of hard times. 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

David Ripp, director of the Port of Camas-Washougal speaks at an event in Washougal  on July 8. The event was a groundbreaking for the Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail.

Rail safety on agenda for Port of C-W

David Ripp, director of the Port of Camas-Washougal speaks at an event in Washougal  on July 8. The event was a groundbreaking for the Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail.

November 27, 2015, 3:13pm Business

Draft resolution takes aim at worries about oil train traffic 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