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The Port of Kalama is the No. 3 port on the West Coast for the export of bulk cargo.

Supporters disappointed, not deterred by ruling tossing Kalama methanol plant’s federal permits

The Port of Kalama is the No. 3 port on the West Coast for the export of bulk cargo.

November 25, 2020, 11:38am Business

LONGVIEW — While local officials and proponents of the proposed Kalama methanol plant said a Monday federal court ruling throwing out the project’s federal permits is not ideal, they’re confident the project will prevail through further environmental review. Read story

The cost of replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge could go as high as $4.81 billion, according to conceptual cost estimates released this week.

Early estimates of I-5 Bridge replacement top out at $4.81 billion

The cost of replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge could go as high as $4.81 billion, according to conceptual cost estimates released this week.

November 24, 2020, 6:18pm Business

The renewed effort to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge has a long way to go before it gets an official price tag, but the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office put forward a range of conceptual cost estimates this week based on the mothballed Columbia River Crossing project, topping out at… Read story

Scott Bailey, Washington regional economist, speaks during the 2020 Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Thursday morning, Jan. 16, 2020.

Revised numbers show Clark County’s job losses not as bad as thought

Scott Bailey, Washington regional economist, speaks during the 2020 Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Thursday morning, Jan. 16, 2020.

November 24, 2020, 5:41pm Business

Clark County’s job losses incurred during the pandemic haven’t been as bad as previously thought, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department. 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.

Vancouver developers field questions about plans for former HP campus

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.

November 24, 2020, 6:04am Business

The developers behind the planned Vancouver Innovation Center project held a second virtual neighborhood meeting last week to field questions about their plans for the former HP campus in east Vancouver. Read story

One of five metal eagles takes flight on the side of The Jean building at The Waterfront Vancouver on Monday. Artist Grace Chadwick designed the metal sculptures, five double-layered eagles, in her studio near Fish Hawk Lake, Ore.

Aluminum art installation takes flight at The Waterfront Vancouver

One of five metal eagles takes flight on the side of The Jean building at The Waterfront Vancouver on Monday. Artist Grace Chadwick designed the metal sculptures, five double-layered eagles, in her studio near Fish Hawk Lake, Ore.

November 24, 2020, 6:04am Business

A new aluminum art installation depicting an eagle in flight is going up at The Waterfront Vancouver’s Block 9 building, called The Jean, where WildFin sits. Read story

Becky Milner, owner of Vintage Books, chats with a colleague while pausing behind a protective panel at the front counter. Vintage Books is preparing for the holiday season that will be much more geared toward e-commerce. But there are many unknowns with revenue for the busiest time of year.

Clark County merchants flip tactics to avoid holiday flop

Becky Milner, owner of Vintage Books, chats with a colleague while pausing behind a protective panel at the front counter. Vintage Books is preparing for the holiday season that will be much more geared toward e-commerce. But there are many unknowns with revenue for the busiest time of year.

November 22, 2020, 6:05am Business

Pam Edwards loves the hubbub of the holiday season, and a big part of that is strolling through stores decorated with the festive sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Read story

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver's College of Nursing has been working from home in Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nguyen-Truong, 44, has been inspired to work on research about health disparities, especially among Asian cultures. Her parents were Vietnamese refugees, settling in Portland after leaving Vietnam in 1975.  "To this day I really hold on to the value they have in terms of the appreciation and what that means to be able to give back to our communities," she said.

Working in Clark County: Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Nursing

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver's College of Nursing has been working from home in Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nguyen-Truong, 44, has been inspired to work on research about health disparities, especially among Asian cultures. Her parents were Vietnamese refugees, settling in Portland after leaving Vietnam in 1975.  "To this day I really hold on to the value they have in terms of the appreciation and what that means to be able to give back to our communities," she said.

November 21, 2020, 5:29am Business

In the 1970s, many Vietnamese refugees fled their war-torn country seeking safety in America. Among them were the parents of Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, 44, an assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Nursing. Read story

Rusty Grape Vineyards in Battle Ground announced this week that it will close in response to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Nick's Bar and Grill in Amboy and Six Shooter in downtown Vancouver have also suspended operations. All three closures are described as temporary, although Nick's in particular faces significant obstacles to reopening.

Pandemic takes another bite out of Clark County restaurants

Rusty Grape Vineyards in Battle Ground announced this week that it will close in response to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Nick's Bar and Grill in Amboy and Six Shooter in downtown Vancouver have also suspended operations. All three closures are described as temporary, although Nick's in particular faces significant obstacles to reopening.

November 20, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Business

Less than a week after Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new monthlong set of COVID-19 restrictions — including a ban on all indoor restaurant dining — three Clark County restaurants announced they were shutting their doors. Read story

Customers stay and warm in the outdoor dining area of Little Conejo in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2020.

Indoor dining ban ‘the death of business’ for eateries in Clark County?

Customers stay and warm in the outdoor dining area of Little Conejo in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2020.

November 20, 2020, 6:02am Business

With precautions against coronavirus again closing indoor dining in Washington, restaurants say their survival depends on serving customers outdoors — difficult to do in cold, wet weather without some sort of shelter. Read story

The Columbia River Economic Development Council launched a campaign called Just North to attract businesses and workers to Clark County. This graphic was created by Revere Creative design agency in Vancouver.

CREDC aims to attract young, educated workers to Clark County

The Columbia River Economic Development Council launched a campaign called Just North to attract businesses and workers to Clark County. This graphic was created by Revere Creative design agency in Vancouver.

November 20, 2020, 6:01am Business

Tyler McKnight, 30, moved from Texas to Vancouver in 2018, seeking a comfortable place to live and work. There's no income tax, houses are spaced apart and it's a growing community - all reasons he considered Vancouver. Read story