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The homepage of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

Clark County jobless claims drop by 7 percent last week

The homepage of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

August 20, 2021, 5:27pm Business

Unemployment insurance claims in Clark County dropped again last week, signaling more workers returning from extended unemployment. Read story

A person dressed as Sasquatch greets those seeking employment at a job fair on Thursday afternoon. The fair drew more than 100 employers looking to meet with job seekers to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. At top, Henry Pio of Hazel Dell, from left, talks with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler as she greets his stepdaughter, Geovanna Alarcon, who is looking for employment.

Herrera Beutler’s job fair draws record number of employers

A person dressed as Sasquatch greets those seeking employment at a job fair on Thursday afternoon. The fair drew more than 100 employers looking to meet with job seekers to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. At top, Henry Pio of Hazel Dell, from left, talks with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler as she greets his stepdaughter, Geovanna Alarcon, who is looking for employment.

August 19, 2021, 7:55pm Business

Following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s annual Clark County jobs fair returned Thursday, drawing what she and her staff described as a record turnout of employers and likely a record number of job seekers. Read story

Hit the spot! burger will open at 2420 Main St., in Vancouver's Uptown Village -- the space formerly occupied by Starbucks.

Hit the spot! smash burgers soon to be available in Vancouver’s Uptown Village

Hit the spot! burger will open at 2420 Main St., in Vancouver's Uptown Village -- the space formerly occupied by Starbucks.

August 19, 2021, 6:05am Business

Portland smash-burger food truck hit the spot! will open its first restaurant in Vancouver’s Uptown Village later this year in the space recently vacated by Starbucks. Read story

Clark County's rental assistance programs have provided more than $21 million in assistance since August 2020.

More rental help is coming for Clark County residents

Clark County's rental assistance programs have provided more than $21 million in assistance since August 2020.

August 18, 2021, 6:08pm Business

Clark County announced Tuesday that it will accept a new round of applications next week for up to 800 households seeking to join the wait list to receive rent assistance — including help with back-owed rent — through the Treasury Rental Assistance programs. Read story

The Columbia Palisades development, as seen from the bluff that lines the northern and eastern sides of the site. The eastern half of the former Fisher Quarry is poised to become a major development hub along the 192nd Avenue corridor.  At top, Romano Capital recently wrapped up work on the Westridge apartment complex, one of four projects that the company has been working on within the 192nd Avenue corridor. Company President Kess Romano said he sees the eastern corridor and Ridgefield as Clark County's two biggest development hot spots at the moment.

Vancouver City Council reviews traffic concerns for development at former Fisher Quarry

The Columbia Palisades development, as seen from the bluff that lines the northern and eastern sides of the site. The eastern half of the former Fisher Quarry is poised to become a major development hub along the 192nd Avenue corridor.  At top, Romano Capital recently wrapped up work on the Westridge apartment complex, one of four projects that the company has been working on within the 192nd Avenue corridor. Company President Kess Romano said he sees the eastern corridor and Ridgefield as Clark County's two biggest development hot spots at the moment.

August 17, 2021, 7:17pm Business

The Riverview Gateway redevelopment project is a massive undertaking that will transform the western half of the former Fisher Quarry into a mixed-use community, but the plan still has a ways to go before winning approval. Read story

The former HP campus in east Vancouver has been renamed the Vancouver Innovation Center, and the new owners are working on a plan to renovate the existing office and industrial buildings and develop a new set of office, light industrial and residential uses on the surrounding campus land.

Vancouver approves mixed-use plan for former Hewlett-Packard site

The former HP campus in east Vancouver has been renamed the Vancouver Innovation Center, and the new owners are working on a plan to renovate the existing office and industrial buildings and develop a new set of office, light industrial and residential uses on the surrounding campus land.

August 17, 2021, 6:28pm Business

The Vancouver City Council gave final approval Monday to a development agreement for the Vancouver Innovation Center, a project which will revamp the 47-acre former Hewlett-Packard industrial complex in east Vancouver and redevelop the surrounding 132-acre campus into a mixed-use community. Read story

Angela Deans is planning to open a Coral Club, a Tiki bar in the downtown Vancouver space previously occupied by Jerusalem Cafe.

Hawaiian-themed club’s downtown Vancouver opening delayed by supply-chain woes

Angela Deans is planning to open a Coral Club, a Tiki bar in the downtown Vancouver space previously occupied by Jerusalem Cafe.

August 17, 2021, 6:03am Business

Hawaiian shirts, rum-based drinks with names like Rum Runner and Deep Sea Diver and songs by Don Ho may all find their way to downtown Vancouver this fall. Read story

Lucas Gubala and Sarah Summerhill recently opened Birdhouse Books on the corner of Main Street and Evergreen Boulevard. The shop's name refers to the fact the store is upstairs.

Birdhouse bookstore opens in downtown Vancouver

Lucas Gubala and Sarah Summerhill recently opened Birdhouse Books on the corner of Main Street and Evergreen Boulevard. The shop's name refers to the fact the store is upstairs.

August 16, 2021, 6:05am Business

Nestled above Rosemary Cafe on Main Street stands Birdhouse Bookstore, a recently opened shop filled with various books ranging from sci-fi and fantasy to classics to antique books. Read story

Houses in Vancouver as seen in March 2015.

Clark County housing market slows, but only slightly

Houses in Vancouver as seen in March 2015.

August 14, 2021, 5:19pm Business

Clark County’s real estate market appeared to slow in July, but only slightly — and only in comparison with the breakneck pace of market activity so far this year. Read story

A help wanted sign is displayed at a gas station in Mount Prospect, Ill., Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Unemployment claims in Clark County steadily declining

A help wanted sign is displayed at a gas station in Mount Prospect, Ill., Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

August 14, 2021, 2:34pm Business

Unemployment insurance claims in Clark County are the fewest since the pandemic began, and they continue a steady decline. Read story