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Economic Forecast 2021

2021 Economic Forecast addresses pandemic’s disruptions, path to recovery in Clark Countyvideo icon

February 2, 2021, 6:07pm Business

The 2021 Economic Forecast had a vastly different feel to it on Tuesday compared with the last 35 years it’s been around. Read story

Data paints picture of how Clark County’s economy is faring

January 31, 2021, 6:05am Business

In January 2020, The Hilton Vancouver Convention Center held an annual event that forecasted the year ahead. Read story

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Legacy Health Focuses on Being the Safest Place to Receive and Deliver Care

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January 31, 2021, 5:00am News

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, our primary strategic initiative was creating a culture of safety within the Legacy campuses: To make Legacy and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center the safest place to receive and deliver care. We were on that multi-year journey to achieve that goal when the pandemic  hit Southwest… Read story

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Our Vital Role in Creating Positive Change and Propelling Economic Recovery

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January 31, 2021, 5:00am News

Not all crisis-driven changes are bad. Read story

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Clark College Pivots and Adapts to Online Learning

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January 31, 2021, 5:00am News

In mid-March 2020, Clark College abruptly pivoted in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Launching on a new path, we moved all student services and more than 2,000 classes online so that our students could remain engaged and on track in their educational pursuits. Read story

When the Winds Blow

January 31, 2021, 5:00am News

I grew up in Taiwan where jet streams led to beautiful weather, delicious seafood, abundant fruit and vegetables, but also triggered typhoons that disrupted everything in their path. I remember one incident where 100 mph winds hurled broken billboard pieces through our home’s windows. In many ways, 2020 has felt… Read story

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Strive to Evolve, Innovate, Improve — and Find Disruption

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January 31, 2021, 5:00am News

Disruption, specifically in business, is the radical change to an existing industry or market due to technological innovation. However, the big secret about disruption is this: In reality, disruption doesn’t happen radically. It happens incrementally. Read story

Crews unload a nacelle, the piece where the blades and turbine meet, from a ship at the Port of Vancouver on Monday morning, July 27, 2020.

For the Port of Vancouver USA, Disruption Means Stability

Crews unload a nacelle, the piece where the blades and turbine meet, from a ship at the Port of Vancouver on Monday morning, July 27, 2020.

January 31, 2021, 5:00am News

In my mind, “disruption,” the theme of this year’s Clark County Economic Forecast, has many meanings. One meaning, of course, implies a negative understanding, such as an inconvenience or interruption. In today’s business world, disruption can also be a positive attribute, in the form of innovation and new ideas. Read story

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Pandemic-Caused Recession has Hit Small Businesses the Hardest

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January 31, 2021, 5:00am News

Last March, COVID-19 plunged us into a recession. Although all businesses in Washington have experienced some disruption, small businesses have been hit the hardest. Unlike our last recession of 2007-08, this recession disproportionately has affected small businesses, which represent a larger segment of disadvantaged populations. Read story

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Clark County Economic Forecast for 2021

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January 31, 2021, 5:00am News

I boldly predict that 2021 will not be as bad as 2020. Yes, that’s a low bar, but I believe the local labor market will see only a modest improvement at best. Read story