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Mixed-use development planned for 22.35-acre parcel in east Vancouver

It’s one of few remaining large and undeveloped lots within Vancouver city limits, and its owner has big plans. → Read More

Gustav’s restaurant might become day care

The east Vancouver home of the popular German restaurant Gustav’s may become a day care facility, according to pre-planning documents submitted to the city of Vancouver. → Read More

Clark County, regional hiring appears to slow

Hiring in Clark County appeared to be slowing in December, according to preliminary estimates from the Washington Employment Security Department. It was the same situation in each of Southwest Washington’s counties. → Read More

Clark County’s high-tech ecosystem takes a network « Special Projects

When the Columbia River Economic Development Council was formed in 1982, the three largest employers in Clark County were the Boise Cascade paper mill downtown, the Alcoa aluminum smelter near the Port of Vancouver and the Crown Zellerbach paper mill in Camas. “It was a very blue-collar and smokestack economy,” said Joe Tanner, who served as the council’s first president from 1983 to 1989. “Our… → Read More

Clark College center strives to serve industry, students

Clark College’s Center of Excellence for Semiconductors and Electronics Manufacturing program is a big part of the region’s effort to train high-tech employees. → Read More

Industrial development planned off Highway 14 in Vancouver

It’s a site that anyone who regularly drives down state Highway 14 in Vancouver would recognize — an empty, roughly 17 acres of land, just down the road from the Grand Central retail center. Now it’s being planned as a large flexible industrial development called simply The Collective. → Read More

Cannabis shop robberies spiked in Clark County in 2022

It was almost 10 p.m. in late February 2022 when four armed robbers, all in their late teens and early twenties, stormed the Craft Cannabis Marijuana Dispensary on Andresen Road, holding two shop employees at gunpoint and stealing about $1,600 in cash plus cannabis-related products. → Read More

Camas-based Sigma Design laying off 42 employees

Camas-based Sigma Design Inc. is permanently laying off 42 employees in Camas and Vancouver as of Jan. 31, according to the Washington Employment Security Department. → Read More

Apartment complex sought on Vancouver’s Kevanna Park site

Plans are in for a small apartment complex in Vancouver’s Kevanna Park neighborhood, according to pre-planning documents submitted to the city of Vancouver. → Read More

Offices planned for St. Johns, N.E. 68th in Minnehaha area

An office building and warehouse have been proposed for the southwest corner of Northeast 68th Street and Northeast St. Johns Road in Vancouver, according to pre-planning documents submitted to the city of Vancouver. → Read More

Spa opens in hotel at Vancouver waterfront

Vancouver Wellness Studio has opened a spa at The Waterfront Vancouver, expanding from its downtown clinic. → Read More

Port of Vancouver fund supports ‘amazing projects’ by giving $10,000 to groups

The Port of Vancouver has begun taking applications for its 2023 community fund. → Read More

Clark County adds 1,100 jobs in November

Southwest Washington continued adding jobs last month, a trend that has generally persisted in the region since the early days of the pandemic. → Read More

Rally Pizza to close at end of year

Vancouver’s Rally Pizza will close at the end of the year, the restaurant announced Friday. Its last day is Dec. 31. → Read More

Clark Public Utilities earns J.D. Power award

J.D. Power recognized Clark Public Utilities this year as the highest-ranking utility in the Western U.S. for residential customer satisfaction among midsize electricity providers. → Read More

Fire displaces 13 at apartment complex in Bagley Downs

Thirteen people were displaced after a fire broke out at Cherry Park Apartments in Vancouver’s Bagley Downs neighborhood Friday evening. → Read More

Bonneville Power Administration building new facility at Ross Complex

The cost for upgrading two 80-year-old buildings on the Bonneville Power Administration’s Ross Complex, including its Technical Services Building, would have been upward of $25 million, so the agency decided to build a single large building instead. → Read More

Assisted living facility in works in central Vancouver

An adult family home is in the works for Northeast 79th Avenue in Vancouver, an effort to fulfill the dream of one local woman and her dear friend. → Read More

Clark Public Utilities’ 2023 budget approved; rates to hold steady

Despite inflation all around, rates for electricity and water from Clark Public Utilities are expected to remain steady next year. → Read More

Port of Vancouver officials confident as they OK $77.9M budget for 2023

Port of Vancouver officials expressed confidence for the future in the face of uncertain economic times as they approved a $77.9 million budget for 2023. → Read More