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Barista Karlie Ramirez serves coffee to customers at the new Motor Moka in Vancouver on Tuesday morning. Motor Moka started decades ago in Portland as a drive-thru coffee chain before drive-thru coffee shops were all the rage.

Lower taxes lure business from Portland to Clark County

Barista Karlie Ramirez serves coffee to customers at the new Motor Moka in Vancouver on Tuesday morning. Motor Moka started decades ago in Portland as a drive-thru coffee chain before drive-thru coffee shops were all the rage.

April 12, 2023, 6:03am Business

Motor Moka was a Portland landmark — a drive-thru coffee joint before that was a popular thing. Read story

3rd Congressional District Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, left, listens to U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Xochitl Torres-Small answer a question Tuesday at Van der Salm Farms in Woodland.

Perez and USDA undersecretary discuss problems, solutions with Clark County farmers

3rd Congressional District Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, left, listens to U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Xochitl Torres-Small answer a question Tuesday at Van der Salm Farms in Woodland.

April 5, 2023, 11:44am Business

Climate change. Transportation costs. Storage. Labor shortages. Lack of a central food hub. Tedious grant applications. Read story

Health care and social assistance added 1,400 jobs in Clark County in February.

Clark County showing good job growth

Health care and social assistance added 1,400 jobs in Clark County in February.

March 30, 2023, 6:00am Business

Clark County added 600 seasonally adjusted jobs in February, according to the latest employment numbers released from the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

Fisher Investments in Camas (The Columbian files)

Fisher Investments: Camas offices won’t close over HQ shift to Texas

Fisher Investments in Camas (The Columbian files)

March 28, 2023, 9:40am Business

Fisher Investments will not close its Camas offices as it moves its corporate headquarters to Texas, but the financial advisory firm said it will allow staffing numbers in Camas to fall in favor of its office in the Dallas suburbs. Read story

Fisher Investments completed construction of a new five-story office building at its corporate headquarters in Camas in October 2020.

Fisher Investments moving HQ from Camas to Texas

Fisher Investments completed construction of a new five-story office building at its corporate headquarters in Camas in October 2020.

March 27, 2023, 9:58am Business

Fisher Investments announced the multibillion-dollar money management firm would be relocating is headquarters from Camas to a suburb of Dallas, but it remains unclear what — if any — impact the change will have on its local operations. Read story

Xavier Lopez of Miracle Man Movers carries a piece of furniture for a customer moving from Washougal to Vancouver. The company moves people all over the region but has helped more clients make the journey from Oregon to Washington than the other direction.

Oregonians moving to Clark County in droves; experts cite income tax

Xavier Lopez of Miracle Man Movers carries a piece of furniture for a customer moving from Washougal to Vancouver. The company moves people all over the region but has helped more clients make the journey from Oregon to Washington than the other direction.

March 21, 2023, 6:02am Business

If death and taxes are life certainties, surely moving must be a near-certainty. People move for jobs, better homes, convenience, health reasons, better schools, smaller homes — and the list goes on and on. Read story

The price of inflation in Clark County

March 19, 2023, 6:05am Business

Rent. Food. Utilities. Education. Just about everything is getting more expensive in Clark County. Read story

Construction is underway on Broadstone Apartments Block 19 near the Claro Building, background center, and The Columbia on the Waterfront Vancouver on Tuesday.

Clark County gains 1,600 jobs in January

Construction is underway on Broadstone Apartments Block 19 near the Claro Building, background center, and The Columbia on the Waterfront Vancouver on Tuesday.

March 8, 2023, 6:05am Business

Clark County’s normally big new-year drop in jobs was less severe than usual, according to the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

Construction cranes are a common sight at the Waterfront Vancouver and the Port of Vancouver's neighboring Terminal 1 project this winter, with more to come as remaining blocks are sold and developed.

Clark County’s median hourly wage rises to $28.74, grows faster than inflation

Construction cranes are a common sight at the Waterfront Vancouver and the Port of Vancouver's neighboring Terminal 1 project this winter, with more to come as remaining blocks are sold and developed.

March 2, 2023, 6:24pm Business

Clark County’s median hourly wage outpaced inflation during the second quarter of last year, according to the latest labor market report from the Washington State Employment Security Department. Read story

Riverside Townhomes, a 15-unit luxury development, is under construction near the Columbia River waterfront in Vancouver.

Signals mixed for Clark County economy

Riverside Townhomes, a 15-unit luxury development, is under construction near the Columbia River waterfront in Vancouver.

January 3, 2023, 6:05am Business

With interest rates rising and inflation higher than this time last year, many may ponder — what is the state of the local economy? Read story