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Construction is underway on an expansion of the Fourth Plain Business Park near Orchards. The overall market for industrial space has remained strong in Vancouver throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industrial strength growth in Vancouver market

Construction is underway on an expansion of the Fourth Plain Business Park near Orchards. The overall market for industrial space has remained strong in Vancouver throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 12, 2021, 6:05am Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted Vancouver’s real estate market, and often in one specific direction: residential activity has gone through the roof, while retail, hospitality and office activity have all had to contend with uncertainty as businesses struggle to adapt. Read story

Vladimir Rakach, senior construction manager for Hurley Development, works in his office at Hurley Tower in downtown Vancouver.

Office space in Vancouver on the rebound

Vladimir Rakach, senior construction manager for Hurley Development, works in his office at Hurley Tower in downtown Vancouver.

June 13, 2021, 6:05am Business

The coronavirus pandemic triggered an immediate and seismic shift in the professional office landscape, sending entire offices home for 15 months of remote work and forcing companies to grapple with unexplored questions about how much of their work actually requires a professional office setting. Read story

Chrissy Gibbins of Beaches restaurant brings out dishes to lunchtime customers on Thursday morning, May 6, 2021. Beaches, along with most restaurants in Vancouver, is having trouble filling open positions.

Clark County jobless numbers increase slightly

Chrissy Gibbins of Beaches restaurant brings out dishes to lunchtime customers on Thursday morning, May 6, 2021. Beaches, along with most restaurants in Vancouver, is having trouble filling open positions.

May 28, 2021, 6:05am Business

The number of employed residents of Clark County decreased in April, according to new estimates that could be revised upward when more accurate data is available in a few months. 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

Stacks of lumber sit on the lot ready to be used to construct apartment buildings on Friday at the Latitude 45 apartment complex in Vancouver. Local builders have had to navigate rising lumber prices amid a national spike in demand.

Spiking lumber costs splinter Clark County homebuilders’ budgets

Stacks of lumber sit on the lot ready to be used to construct apartment buildings on Friday at the Latitude 45 apartment complex in Vancouver. Local builders have had to navigate rising lumber prices amid a national spike in demand.

May 15, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Business

When Vancouver-based Ginn Development began work on the Latitude 45 apartments in 2019, the cost of lumber per unit for the east Vancouver complex was $8,188. Read story

Nautilus is headquartered in Vancouver.

Vancouver-based Nautilus’ sales continue to soar

Nautilus is headquartered in Vancouver.

May 10, 2021, 5:52pm Business

Vancouver-based home exercise equipment maker Nautilus released its “2021 Transition Period” results Monday, detailing a second consecutive quarter of record-breaking sales powered by high consumer demand for home workout gear during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

Northwest Pipe records $72.3 million in sales in first quarter

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

May 8, 2021, 3:05am Clark County Business

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. released its first quarter earnings results Tuesday, outlining a modest increase in net sales during a period that CEO Scott Montross described as challenging due to bidding delays, extreme weather events and steel market supply and delivery disruptions. Read story

A photo from nLIGHT shows the company's new facility in Camas.

nLIGHT Q1 revenue climbs 42% year over year

A photo from nLIGHT shows the company's new facility in Camas.

May 7, 2021, 3:39pm Business

Vancouver-based industrial laser manufacturer nLIGHT released its first-quarter financial results Thursday, detailing a strong quarter with annual growth across all of its major sales markets. Read story

A sign in the entryway alerts customers to COVID-19 restrictions at Battle Ground Cinema. Clark County movie theaters are reopening, but owners are still waiting on a federal grant program intended to help them stay afloat.

SBA: Glitches fixed in website that gave Clark County theater owners problems

A sign in the entryway alerts customers to COVID-19 restrictions at Battle Ground Cinema. Clark County movie theaters are reopening, but owners are still waiting on a federal grant program intended to help them stay afloat.

April 23, 2021, 4:04pm Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that the application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program will go back online Monday morning. Read story