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CREDC Aspirations to Cure Cancer

By |2019-11-22T20:09:43+00:00September 20th, 2016|Clark County, Clients, Commercial Property Success Series, Leadership, Politics, The Economy, Wealth|

CREDC Aspirations to Cure Cancer An inspiring presentation today from Dr. Gary Gilliland President and Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research center in Seattle.  He brought us up todate on the mega strides that have been made in the war on cancer the past ten years. The "Hutch" is [...]

5 Notable Things about Economy in October

By |2015-11-02T21:10:51+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Commercial Property, Commercial Property Success Series, Inflation, Leadership, Politics, The Economy|

Running out of steam?  Our first note is the US economic expansion continued this past summer, but only at a 1.5% increase according to a report released by the BEA last week.  Down sharply from 3.9 % growth this past spring. Second note is Congress did extend the debt ceiling [...]

As the Fed turns…. what happens next?

By |2015-10-11T16:50:21+00:00October 11th, 2015|Clients, Commercial Property, Politics, The Economy|

  There have a been an increasing number of articles and blogs posts  written , and discussions being had about what effects rising interest rates will have on commercial real estate.   The Federal Reserve has certainly remained steadfast in their policy of keeping rates low to promote economic activity. It [...]

Hazel Dell the next Hot Bed for Restaurants ?

By |2014-12-27T21:40:32+00:00December 27th, 2014|Clark County, Commercial Property, Leadership, Politics, The Economy|

If there is one complaint common to almost all Hazel Dell or Salmon Creel residents or shoppers it is the question why aren't there more good restaurants in that part of town. For years the  myth was that the System Development Charges (SDC) by the Clark Regional Waste Water District were too [...]

Vision Translated to Reality

By |2014-12-15T21:17:17+00:00December 15th, 2014|Clark County, Commercial Property Success Series, Leadership, Politics, The Economy|

My big chance for a question to the panel The Columbia River Economic Development Council held their final  quarterly luncheon of 2014 at the Heathman Lodge Monday January 15th.   The topic was how strategic planning is vitally important to creating a vital economic future. This is topic is important because [...]

Transition on interest rates?

By |2014-08-30T13:26:33+00:00August 30th, 2014|Commercial Property, Commercial Property Success Series, Inflation, Ownership, Politics, The Economy|

When will the Fed decide it is time to let interest rates rise? Members of the Federal Reserve Board have a very active end of summer, with a conference in Jackson Hole and then their upcoming Quarterly policy meeting   September 16 and 17. The majority on the Fed thinks the [...]

Employment climbs above 2007 levels

By |2014-03-29T22:12:55+00:00March 29th, 2014|Clark County, Commercial Property, Politics|

Scott Bailey, Washington  State labor economist had some good news in his most recently monthly employment report. Bailey announced that total employment in Clark County has finally surpassed the peak levels we achieved in 2007. Bailey has maintained in numerous public appearances and articles since 2009 that it would take 5 [...]

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