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WorkSource moves into new offices

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

Former Red Lion will house biotech company, port announces

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

Strictly Business: Does a tip in power loom in restaurants?

November 15, 2015, 6:02am Business

Quite a few years ago, after a long night and day running the Hood to Coast Relay, I piled into a van for the drive back home from the Oregon Coast. Famished, we rolled into a restaurant on Highway 26. Read story

Mint Tea to close

November 13, 2015, 4:57pm Business

Mint Tea, a unique tea shop and bistro restaurant that has been an anchor of Uptown Village since 2008, will close its doors at the end of December. Read story

WSUV plans to launch new entrepreneurship major

November 12, 2015, 5:12pm Business

Washington State University Vancouver will launch a new entrepreneurship major within its Carson College of Business next fall, saying it is responding to strong community support academic support of Southwest Washington's growing business startup culture. Read story

Feds release trade data tied to pact

November 12, 2015, 4:58pm Business

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday released a report listing existing trade volumes between each state and the countries that are included in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, while declaring that the controversial new trade pact will boost American jobs, investments and exports. Read story

Turtle Place readied for bus rapid transit

November 12, 2015, 6:00am Business

Construction has begun at the downtown plaza known as Turtle Place this week as part of C-Tran's development of The Vine. The bus rapid transit service will connect downtown to Westfield Vancouver mall via a route that will run largely along Fourth Plain Boulevard. Read story

Port OKs preliminary budget of $76.9M

November 10, 2015, 4:01pm Business

The Port of Vancouver's Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a preliminary 2016 budget that projects $76.9 million in spending in the fiscal year, including up to $23 million in borrowed money to pay for ongoing fright rail access improvements and other capital projects. Read story

Shares of Vancouver’s Barrett take a beating following disclosure

November 10, 2015, 12:22pm Business

Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services disclosed Monday that its financial filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2014 "can no longer be relied upon." The company also said it would not meet the deadline for filing its required financial report for the this year's third quarter. Read story

Clark County, Vancouver top state in retail sales growth

November 9, 2015, 12:20pm Business

The growth rate in taxable retail sales in Clark County and the city of Vancouver topped statewide averages in this year's second quarter, with Clark County reporting a nearly 15 percent increase from a year ago and Vancouver achieving a 16.8 percent one-year growth rate during the three-month period ending June 30. Read story