CREDC Investor Profile: Doug Moody, WaferTech

Select USA!

The CREDC joined the Washington State Department of Commerce and our economic development partners around the state at SelectUSA to promote Clark County to foreign companies looking to invest or expand in the United States. The summit included more than 2,500 participants from around the world. Several companies we met with had real projects and… Continue reading Select USA!

The Business Case for Equity and Diversity

To be honest, when the Greater Portland 2020 plan began to focus on improving diversity and equity in our region, I had serious concerns.  Not because diversity and equity are not laudable goals, but for an economic developer, these things are often seen as added bonuses that fall more appropriately into the arena of social services.… Continue reading The Business Case for Equity and Diversity

Local or Global? That is the question. And the answer

There are two simple but important things every member of our community can (and I dare say should) do to maximize our economic vitality. The first is to support jobs and companies that sell goods and services outside the region. The second is to support local sector companies that maximize the amount of local products, employees,… Continue reading Local or Global? That is the question. And the answer

CREDC Investor Profile: Ralph Parker, UL

Congratulations to Ralph Parker on his retirement!  From everyone at CREDC, thank you for your dedicated service to our community. Energy-efficient projects are just one of the ways UL is fulfilling their safety mission here at their Camas, WA location, which opened its doors in 1994.  Currently, their energy-efficient projects include replacing all exterior campus… Continue reading CREDC Investor Profile: Ralph Parker, UL

Celebrating Economic Development Week: Economic Growth vs Economic Development

By CREDC President, Mike Bomar As we wrap up the first annual IEDC Economic Development week, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on my thoughts around the CREDC‘s purpose. Specifically, what it is that we do in this community to add value. I believe it’s critical, no matter what type of organization you… Continue reading Celebrating Economic Development Week: Economic Growth vs Economic Development

Think Big in Small Animal Health

By CREDC President, Mike Bomar I recently read a book called Town, Inc. (thank you Betsy Henning) that explored the value of focusing in on being great at one thing in a community.  In essence, the recommendation is to become the “worldwide capital of x.”  Afterwards, I thought a lot about what makes up our community: the… Continue reading Think Big in Small Animal Health

CREDC Investor Profile: Casey Wyckoff, LSW Architects

Meet our Board of Directors Vice Chair, Casey Wyckoff! Casey is Principal at LSW Architects and one of our esteemed investors. Take a look at his investor profile video to learn more about his company and his contributions to our community.

Building a 21st Century Makers Economy

By CREDC President, Mike Bomar Clark County’s strong past can help propel us into a healthy economic future; but not without our key initiatives in place Healthcare is to the 21st Century as the automobile was to the last one. Advancements in medical devices and pharmaceuticals, combined with our increased computational capacity, have launched an… Continue reading Building a 21st Century Makers Economy

CREDC Investor Profile: Greg Seifert, Biggs Insurance Services