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Southwest Washington’s Innovation Advantage

Southwest Washington’s Innovation Advantage

What enables Southwest Washington to attract innovation giants such as Hewlett P...

Clark College introduces new technical program

Clark College introduces new technical program

Clark College has introduced a new technical program while adjusting some existi...

Q&A: Commissioner Barnes talks business

Q&A: Commissioner Barnes talks business

We recently sat down with newly-appointed Clark County Commissioner Ed Barnes to...

Clark College exploring new restaurant and fermentation science program

Clark College exploring new restaurant and fermentation science program

Clark College is contemplating a new program that could help create thousands of...

192nd Avenue is “the hottest road out there”

192nd Avenue is “the hottest road out there”

A decade after 192nd Avenue began emerging as a major Clark County commercial ce...

Port allows BHP Billiton’s exclusivity agreement to expire

Port allows BHP Billiton’s exclusivity agreement to expire

The Port of Vancouver USA and BHP Billiton have agreed to let an exclusivity agr...

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Self-taught filmmakers driving local industry

Self-taught filmmakers driving local industry

Ask a local about the film scene in Southwest Washington, and you’re likely to be met with a blank stare. We have a few movie theaters, and there are some places that make videos, but a real film industry? If we do have one, where is it?

Well, if we’re looking for a real film “industry,” we’re going to have to keep looking for a while. However, there are many more hobbyists making their own movie...

Innovation & Manufacturing

Southwest Washington’s Innovation Advantage

Southwest Washington’s Innovation Advantage

What enables Southwest Washington to attract innovation giants such as Hewlett Packard and SEH America, as well as a growing number of smaller tech firms such as Gravitate, nLight and video game technology provider GarageGames LLC – not to mention firms that are enabled by advances in technology, such as Sigma Design?

“There’s not a single thing – it’s not all about schools, port, airport or brid...

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"Block 56" named site of 2014 Top Projects Reception & Awards Presentation

The Vancouver Business Journal is pleased to announce that the 2014 Top Projects Reception & Awards Presentation will be held at the Block 56 (old City Hall) project site at 210 E. 13th St. in downtown Vancouver.

Spotlight

Photographers survive by finding niche markets

Photographers survive by finding niche markets

With the advent of reasonably priced digital cameras and a smartphone in virtually everyone’s pocket, how do local photographers survive?

“It’s not the camera that takes a good picture – it is the photographer who has the eye and the training,” stated Alex Maier, who has owned Alex Maier Photography for eight years. “A lot of people understand that at the end of the day if they want quality they ...

► On the Record

"For the last six years, Robert has been a close friend, one of my closest advisers and an effective advocate from the podium. I think it's natural for him to want to step back, reflect and retool."

--President Obama on Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ announcement today that he will step down from his post early next month.

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Sourcing locally: Why I do it

Sourcing locally: Why I do it

It’s hard to love your neighbor. The paths of efficiency and convenience do not allow the time and expense for it. Indif...

There’s power in shopping locally

There’s power in shopping locally

Shopping locally has a ripple effect that may not be readily evident. When you purchase goods and services locally, you ...

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