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Washington workers adjusting to life at $13.50

January 19, 2020, 6:05am Business

When Steve Valenta looks at the financials from his restaurant's first eight years, most of the numbers have gone up. Read story

Composites One eyes Vancouver site for 72,000-square-foot warehouse

January 14, 2020, 6:02am Business

One of the largest raw material distributors in the country could soon be setting up a branch in Vancouver. Read story

2020 vision for Clark County businesses locks in on I-5 Bridge

January 12, 2020, 6:00am Business

Washington’s 2020 legislative session kicks off this week, with an agenda packed with items that have the potential to impact Southwest Washington. Read story

Study: Snake River dam removal would cost $2.3B, jeopardize regional economies

January 7, 2020, 9:20am Clark County News

LONGVIEW — A new study commissioned by an association of river commercial groups says removing the four Lower Snake River dams to improve salmon runs would cost $2.3 billion over the next 30 years, boost state carbon emissions and jeopardize already fragile local and regional economies. Read story

Top Clark County Business story of 2019: Waterfront’s rising tide

December 29, 2019, 6:03am Business

Clark County saw a wide range of important business stories in 2019 – so many that we ran into trouble trying to narrow down a Top 10 list. In the end, we settled for a list of the Top 15 – five primary stories that made the biggest splashes, plus 10 more still-powerful standouts. Without further ado: Read story

November tops ’19 so far in Clark County job growth

December 27, 2019, 4:55pm Business

November was the best month of 2019 to date for employment growth, according to statistics released Friday from the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

Barrels of craft beer flow from Backwoods Brewing

December 22, 2019, 6:05am Business

CARSON — It’s been over a year since Backwoods Brewing, a family brewery in the Columbia River Gorge town of Carson extended a foot into downtown Portland to open its second pub. Read story

ZoomInfo, formerly DiscoverOrg, files for IPO

November 26, 2019, 1:41pm Business

One of Vancouver’s largest employers, ZoomInfo, formerly DiscoverOrg, announced it is seeking approval from regulators for an initial public offering to sell shares in the company, the company said on Tuesday. Read story

Minimum wage rises to $13.50 Jan. 1, creating challenge for businesses

November 24, 2019, 6:03am Business

At Mt. Tabor Brewing Company’s pub in Felida, 10 of the 21 workers are getting a raise effective Jan. 1. They’ll see their hourly rate bumped from $12 to $13.50, thanks to Initiative 433, passed by Washington voters in 2016. Read story

Employment in Clark County sees ‘average October’

November 19, 2019, 4:49pm Business

It was a run-of-the-mill October for Clark County’s job market, which saw a gain of 2,900 jobs. And most of those — 1,700 jobs — were seasonal positions from the education sector with school back in session. Read story