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The CREDC is offering a new grant program for businesses that need COVID-19 support.

CREDC announces second round of emergency grants to aid small businesses

The CREDC is offering a new grant program for businesses that need COVID-19 support.

September 7, 2020, 2:45pm Business

The Columbia River Economic Development Council announced this week that it would begin accepting applications for a second round of emergency grants for Clark County businesses that have been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The Interstate Bridge is seen looking north from the Oregon side in 2017.

Interstate Bridge closure: Plan for life without the span

The Interstate Bridge is seen looking north from the Oregon side in 2017.

September 6, 2020, 6:05am Business

9-day closure of I-5 Bridge northbound side is 6 days away, and being prepared will help ease expected traffic backups Read story

A concept illustration shows how the Vancouver Innovation Center at the former HP campus could be configured, although the final layout will be determined through the master planning process, and individual building designs will come later. The light blue represents the existing office and industrial buildings, with purple representing potential new office or light-industrial spaces and white representing residential buildings. The red building is a potential middle school.

Developers plan mixed-use site at former HP campus in east Vancouver

A concept illustration shows how the Vancouver Innovation Center at the former HP campus could be configured, although the final layout will be determined through the master planning process, and individual building designs will come later. The light blue represents the existing office and industrial buildings, with purple representing potential new office or light-industrial spaces and white representing residential buildings. The red building is a potential middle school.

September 6, 2020, 6:00am Business

At its peak in the 1990s, the former HP corporate campus in east Vancouver was one of the busiest office sites in the city, hosting more than 2,500 employees. But the company’s local employee count fell steeply in the following decade, culminating in HP’s 2009 decision to move to a smaller office and sell the campus to silicon wafer manufacturer SEH America. Read story

A new Hobby Lobby store is finishing up the last of construction and is set to debut Sept. 14 at Vancouver Mall.

Hobby Lobby opens at Vancouver Mall on Sept. 14

A new Hobby Lobby store is finishing up the last of construction and is set to debut Sept. 14 at Vancouver Mall.

September 5, 2020, 6:02am Business

Almost two years after Sears closed down its Vancouver Mall location, the anchor tenant space it left behind is poised to come back to life with the arrival of Hobby Lobby. The arts and crafts retail chain will hold a grand opening for the new location Sept. 14, according an employee who answered the phone at the store. Read story

Roy Flores, a grounds maintenance specialist at Luke Jensen Sports Park, steps behind the wheel as he prepares to sweep a soccer field on a recent weekday.

Working in Clark County: Roy Flores, Clark County Grounds maintenance specialist

Roy Flores, a grounds maintenance specialist at Luke Jensen Sports Park, steps behind the wheel as he prepares to sweep a soccer field on a recent weekday.

September 5, 2020, 5:08am Business

When one hears the words “local sports” in the pandemic, two other words come to mind: not happening. Read story

The Washington Employment Security Department has a page on its website dedicated to those who have lost hours or wages due to COVID-19.

Clark County claims for jobless benefits rise, fall based on type

The Washington Employment Security Department has a page on its website dedicated to those who have lost hours or wages due to COVID-19.

September 3, 2020, 6:26pm Business

Clark County saw a drop in the number of people filing unemployment claims last week, continuing a trend of gradual economic recovery, Read story

The site at the Port of Kalama where NW Innovation Works is proposing a 90-acre methanol plant.

Draft study: Kalama methanol plant could curb rise of global emissions

The site at the Port of Kalama where NW Innovation Works is proposing a 90-acre methanol plant.

September 3, 2020, 8:23am Business

LONGVIEW — A proposed $2 billion methanol plant along the Columbia River at Kalama would cause a lower net reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions than previous environmental studies concluded, according to a draft analysis from the state Department of Ecology released Wednesday. Read story

Phillip Thorgrimsen of Vancouver relaxes in the shade in the outdoor seating area at Billy Blues Bar & Grill. The restaurant's outdoor seating, like most in Vancouver, heavily contributes to keeping it alive. But once foul weather rolls in, it will go away, along with seating opportunities.

Clouds gather over restaurants in Clark County as summer winds down

Phillip Thorgrimsen of Vancouver relaxes in the shade in the outdoor seating area at Billy Blues Bar & Grill. The restaurant's outdoor seating, like most in Vancouver, heavily contributes to keeping it alive. But once foul weather rolls in, it will go away, along with seating opportunities.

September 3, 2020, 6:00am Business

Business owners want Inslee to ease restrictions as coming wet weather threatens outdoor dining, payroll loans run out Read story

Mercy Corps grants to help small businesses

September 2, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Business

Clark County announced Tuesday that it has partnered with the city of Vancouver and Mercy Corps Northwest to distribute grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 as part of a new small business relief program. Read story

Above, a woman carries a box of produce outside Joe's Place Farms, which sells more than 25 different fruits and vegetables.

Joe’s Place Farms to end long run in Vancouver in early 2021

Above, a woman carries a box of produce outside Joe's Place Farms, which sells more than 25 different fruits and vegetables.

August 29, 2020, 6:00am Business

Joe Beaudoin remembers planting his first crop of strawberries on a raw patch of Vancouver farmland during World War II back when he was 4 years old. Read story