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Technicians at nLight in Vancouver work at stations where they process laser bars into chips that will eventually be used as lasers. The company, founded in 2000, launched an IPO late Thursday.

Vancouver laser-maker nLight files for IPO

Technicians at nLight in Vancouver work at stations where they process laser bars into chips that will eventually be used as lasers. The company, founded in 2000, launched an IPO late Thursday.

March 30, 2018, 2:48pm Business

The firm nLight, a maker of high-powered lasers headquartered in Vancouver, has filed to go public. Read story

Jorge Sanchez, yard supervisor at State Pipe & Supply in Vancouver, moves bundles of steel pipe with a forklift Wednesday. Tariffs and new trade agreements could affect the supply of steel in Clark County, industry experts say.

In Clark County, tensions rising over tariffs

Jorge Sanchez, yard supervisor at State Pipe & Supply in Vancouver, moves bundles of steel pipe with a forklift Wednesday. Tariffs and new trade agreements could affect the supply of steel in Clark County, industry experts say.

March 29, 2018, 8:14pm Business

A week after President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the only thing clear in Clark County is that costs and uncertainty are rising. Read story

A new light-industrial building has been proposed in the Fruit Valley neighborhood. Crews have already begun grading the land on Northwest Lower River Road near the Port of Vancouver, as seen Wednesday morning.

More light-industrial space coming to Portside

A new light-industrial building has been proposed in the Fruit Valley neighborhood. Crews have already begun grading the land on Northwest Lower River Road near the Port of Vancouver, as seen Wednesday morning.

March 28, 2018, 5:26pm Business

There seems to be demand enough to build more light-industrial property in Clark County. Read story

Brandon Neville of Harlens Drywall, foreground, works with colleagues at the upcoming Home Depot QuoteCenter headquarters on Columbia House Boulevard. Though it and other developments are sweeping through Clark County, builders say they are building more cautiously due to rising construction costs and an inevitable downturn on the horizon.

Clark County logs 4th straight month of ‘solid’ growth in jobs

Brandon Neville of Harlens Drywall, foreground, works with colleagues at the upcoming Home Depot QuoteCenter headquarters on Columbia House Boulevard. Though it and other developments are sweeping through Clark County, builders say they are building more cautiously due to rising construction costs and an inevitable downturn on the horizon.

March 27, 2018, 4:29pm Business

February marked another strong month for job growth in Clark County, peppered across various industries. Read story

Vancouver entrepreneur Michael Pan is hoping to make waves in the food industry with his family’s mushroom jerky recipe. His company recently began renting space in an industrial kitchen to ramp up production.

Pan’s Mushroom Jerky a growing Vancouver success story

Vancouver entrepreneur Michael Pan is hoping to make waves in the food industry with his family’s mushroom jerky recipe. His company recently began renting space in an industrial kitchen to ramp up production.

March 25, 2018, 6:02am Business

Michael Pan wants to reintroduce your palette to something ancient. Read story

A long line of bills are placed on a table in the Governor’s conference room at the Capitol in Olympia on Wednesday. Ted S.

Inslee signs ‘dark fiber’ bill; Ridgefield port excited

A long line of bills are placed on a table in the Governor’s conference room at the Capitol in Olympia on Wednesday. Ted S.

March 23, 2018, 4:35pm Clark County Business

The Port of Ridgefield’s plan for a new circuit of high-speed internet is coming closer to reality, powering hopes for more economic growth in the region. Read story

Reservations are open for 39 of 40 condominiums at Kirkland Tower, a 12-story building at The Waterfront Vancouver from developer Kirkland Development. An eight-story hotel is planned next door.

Condo tower on Waterfront Vancouver taking reservations

Reservations are open for 39 of 40 condominiums at Kirkland Tower, a 12-story building at The Waterfront Vancouver from developer Kirkland Development. An eight-story hotel is planned next door.

March 21, 2018, 6:02am Business

Restaurants, offices and apartments are on the rise at The Waterfront Vancouver. Now a luxury condo tower two years from opening is taking reservations. Read story

Construction continues for the future Home Depot QuoteCenter on Columbia House Boulevard, east of the Grand Central Fred Meyer.

Vancouver developers excited by new projects, staying deliberate

Construction continues for the future Home Depot QuoteCenter on Columbia House Boulevard, east of the Grand Central Fred Meyer.

March 18, 2018, 6:02am Business

Even when construction is strong, some real estate developers can’t help but tamp down expectations. It may well be to avoid flashbacks of the recession. Read story

Retired professional basketball player Jerome Williams speaks during the GROW Clark County networking event, which featured hardware company RealWear. Williams joined the company’s advisory board in February and hopes to use its head-mounted computer to coach basketball.

Vancouver-based RealWear goes into training

Retired professional basketball player Jerome Williams speaks during the GROW Clark County networking event, which featured hardware company RealWear. Williams joined the company’s advisory board in February and hopes to use its head-mounted computer to coach basketball.

March 16, 2018, 4:12pm Business

The thing about making new products is that people often invent their own uses. For hardware company RealWear, a new partnership could be a legitimate crossover. Read story

DiscoverOrg, based in downtown Vancouver, announced Wednesday that it has secured investments from The Carlyle Group and 22C Capital.

DiscoverOrg lands East Coast investments

DiscoverOrg, based in downtown Vancouver, announced Wednesday that it has secured investments from The Carlyle Group and 22C Capital.

March 15, 2018, 4:27pm Business

Fast-growing DiscoverOrg has made another play to expand, securing investment this week from a pair of East Coast private equity firms. Read story