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Bakeries, restaurants and coffee shops among small businesses booming in Clark County

Battle Ground issues 137 new licenses in 2021 as entrepreneurs brave challenging economic times

By , Columbian staff writer
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Patrons fill Sweetly Bakery in Battle Ground.
Patrons fill Sweetly Bakery in Battle Ground. (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Supply chain woes, barren shelves, inflation steadily creeping upwards and unemployment still hovering around 4 percent might make you think 2021 wasn’t the best year to start a new business. But don’t tell that to the hundreds of individuals receiving new business licenses last year in Clark County.

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