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Port of Woodland closes $4.3 million land deal, will use funds to pay off debt

May 25, 2021, 3:31pm Business

WOODLAND — The Port of Woodland has sold 24 acres at its Schurman Way Industrial Park to Brown Strauss Steel for $4.3 million. Read story

Ginn Group, which has a number of projects under construction in Clark County including Miles Terrace, is partnering with  the Vancouver Housing Authority and a Boys and Girls Club on an affordable housing project.

Developer Ginn Group, VHA, Boys & Girls Clubs partner for east Vancouver housing, club facility

Ginn Group, which has a number of projects under construction in Clark County including Miles Terrace, is partnering with  the Vancouver Housing Authority and a Boys and Girls Club on an affordable housing project.

May 25, 2021, 6:04am Business

Vancouver-based developer Ginn Group has submitted a preliminary application for a commercial and residential subdivision in east Vancouver called Tapestry Square, located near the Walmart Supercenter toward the eastern end of the Fourth Plain corridor. Read story

Vancouver resident Jane Jacobsen, from left, congratulates Michele and Greg Goodwin at an event at the Hilton Vancouver Washington in June 2017.

Community activist Jane Jacobsen dies at 72

Vancouver resident Jane Jacobsen, from left, congratulates Michele and Greg Goodwin at an event at the Hilton Vancouver Washington in June 2017.

May 24, 2021, 6:19pm Business

Known for her many contributions to the community, including “willing into existence” the Confluence art installations and Vancouver Waterfront Park, Jane Jacobsen died at home on Saturday morning. She was 72. Read story

Gravitate is finding a boom in growth during the pandemic, partly due to an increase in e-commerce.

Keyword for Vancouver’s Gravitate? Growth

Gravitate is finding a boom in growth during the pandemic, partly due to an increase in e-commerce.

May 24, 2021, 6:05am Business

Don Elliot, owner and CEO of local marketing company Gravitate, was faced with two options when the pandemic struck and landed a “sucker punch” to his industry: He could hunker down and try to ride out the market with minimal staff making a barely acceptable profit margin, or he could… Read story

State Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, left, talks with state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, right, on the otherwise empty floor of the Washington House, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. With most representatives attending remotely, lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax in Washington state on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Business leaders quiz Clark County legislators on capital gains tax, I-5 Bridge, COVID relief

State Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, left, talks with state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, right, on the otherwise empty floor of the Washington House, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. With most representatives attending remotely, lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax in Washington state on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 23, 2021, 6:07am Business

Southwest Washington business community leaders held their annual Legislative Review on Friday, quizzing lawmakers from the 17th, 18th and 49th districts about their work during this year’s session and their biggest priorities going forward. Read story

Brooklyn Feustel looks through the selection at Kazoodles Toys in Vancouver. The toy store is one of many small businesses in Clark County that received Paycheck Protection Program loans last year. Local lenders have now turned to guiding their clients through the loan forgiveness process.

Clark County businesses find COVID relief comes with a price: lots of paperwork

Brooklyn Feustel looks through the selection at Kazoodles Toys in Vancouver. The toy store is one of many small businesses in Clark County that received Paycheck Protection Program loans last year. Local lenders have now turned to guiding their clients through the loan forgiveness process.

May 22, 2021, 6:01am Business

COVID relief comes with a price — lots of paperwork to show the government Read story

Logan Wells, a tow truck driver at TLC Towing in Ridgefield, inspects the underbelly of an overturned Lexus to determine where he can hook up chains to turn it back over.

Working in Clark County: Logan Wells, tow truck driver at TLC Towing

Logan Wells, a tow truck driver at TLC Towing in Ridgefield, inspects the underbelly of an overturned Lexus to determine where he can hook up chains to turn it back over.

May 22, 2021, 5:00am Business

RIDGEFIELD — On an overcast Thursday afternoon, there was an uncharacteristic lull between calls at TLC Towing. Read story

Conceptual renderings included in the pre-application packet from Romano Development and Otak show the size and orientation of the proposed Eleva apartment development at Columbia Palisades. The proposed project would be located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Southeast 192nd Avenue and Southeast Brady Road.

Developers mine old quarry for apartments, retail in east Vancouver

Conceptual renderings included in the pre-application packet from Romano Development and Otak show the size and orientation of the proposed Eleva apartment development at Columbia Palisades. The proposed project would be located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Southeast 192nd Avenue and Southeast Brady Road.

May 21, 2021, 6:05am Business

Vancouver-based Romano Development and Portland-based architecture firm Otak have submitted a pre-application packet for a trio of mixed-use residential buildings in the Columbia Palisades area in east Vancouver. The project is called the Eleva. Read story

The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

Latest round of Washington unemployment fraud could have tie to Clark County

The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

May 20, 2021, 7:13pm Business

Washington was hit with another round of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims, and some of them may have come from Clark County. Because of the state’s fraud detection, no money has been paid to those claims. Read story

Foliage frames a view of the Interstate 5 Bridge last month.

Federal letter restricts changes to Interstate 5 Bridge project documents

Foliage frames a view of the Interstate 5 Bridge last month.

May 20, 2021, 4:19pm Business

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office has received written federal guidance that restricts the project’s ability to substantially alter two guiding documents that were drafted for its predecessor, the Columbia River Crossing. Read story