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By Aaron Corvin, Columbian port & economy reporter October 23, 2014 A new community development entity in Clark County is asking the U.S. Treasury for the right to sell tax credits to raise as much as $30 million in investment capital to finance the construction of job-creating projects in Washougal. The entity, Columbia CDE — a limited liability company spearheaded by the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association — hopes to win the authority to pursue three projects, all located …   View Full Article

Plan to tap federal tax credits advances

Posted on October 3, 2014.
By Aaron Corvin, Columbian port & economy reporter Published September 4, 2014, 3:18 PM Work to tap a federal program to spur private investment and to create jobs in east Clark County is moving forward with the establishment of an agency to manage the effort and final touches on a business plan that's expected to be filed with the U.S. Department of the Treasury in October. The goal is to secure funding for local projects using the federal New Markets Tax Credit program. Those credits lo…   View Full Article

CWEDA website features property listings

Posted on July 23, 2014.
By Dawn Feldhaus, July 15, 2014 The new Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association website includes listings of local buildings that are available to lease or purchase. The goal is to provide information to companies considering locating in the C-W area. Properties currently listed include the two-story, 12,000 square foot waterfront building at 56 S. First St., Washougal, that was originally designed to be the Black Pearl on the Columbia restaurant – near the Port of Camas-Wash…   View Full Article

Local buildings are among 'Top Projects'

Posted on July 22, 2014.
By Dawn Feldhaus, July 24, 2014 A Foods in Season employee packs King salmon from the Columbia River. Halibut, caviar, chanterelle mushrooms and truffle oil are among the items shipped from Building 15, in the Steigerwald Commerce Center, to restaurants throughout the U.S. The Port of Camas-Washougal and Foods in Season will be among the honorees at a “Top Projects” reception Wednesday. The first building in the Steigerwald Commerce Center is on the list of “Top Projects” of Southwest Washingt…   View Full Article

Camas Makes "Best Town" List

Posted on July 9, 2014.
By Heather Acheson, The Post-Record Data-driven survey by Family Circle magazine reveals the top communities for families across the United States Family Circle magazine announced today that Camas has been named to its annual list of “10 Best Towns for Families.” The magazine, which “celebrates the health and well-being of family,” revealed in a press release the results of its eighth annual survey to identify towns that offer “stellar schools, affordable housing and a giving spirit.” “C…   View Full Article