CREDC is helping Southwest Washington entrepreneurs access capital, talent, and partners to accelerate growth and weather the "Valley of Death" in the startup life cycle.

GROW Clark County Event Series

Grow Clark County is CREDC’s newest forum for connecting and empowering Clark County’s entrepreneurship and startup communities!

Committed to bringing together and connecting people, Grow Clark County aims to strengthen and grow our innovative knowledge economy and to provide opportunities for our most exciting and groundbreaking startups to pitch their products, business model and strategy, and interact with businesses and resources that can help their business grow and flourish; all over a bottle of beer or a glass of wine.   

We officially launched Grow Clark County at the 2015 Vancouver Business Journal Business Growth Awards with the Grow Clark County Showcase, highlighting 6 of our community’s most pioneering startups and small businesses.  Participating businesses had the opportunity to demonstrate their product or service with a chance to win $1000 based on votes from event attendees.   

Other events include after-hours open houses and high-energy networking hosted by local software and tech firms.  Each after-hours open house will feature product demonstrations and concept themes for the evening.  

Thank you to our generous community GROW sponsors for their dedicated support! 

Startup in Day

The City of Vancouver and the CREDC are pleased to announce the City’s participation in the national “Startup in a Day” initiative, launched by the Small Business Administration and the White House in 2015.

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Other Partnership Projects

Business Growth Map Alliance

By working with Washington State University Vancouver the CREDC is able to forge a new partnership with the University and local small businesses and entrepreneurs to learn from each other, local industry experts, and WSUV's business faculty to develop a sting collaborative and innovative business community.

Vancouver Tech Project

Co-founded the Vancouver Tech Project (#vantechy) with Eric Preisz, CEO of GarageGames, an after-hours forum that brings together innovators in our local technology and coding community to network, contract, and collaborate. 

Innovation Partnership Zone

Collaborated with the City of Vancouver to meet with over 25 applied digital technology companies to launch formal IPZ networking events to spur industry clustering and growth among the startup and tech firms. The IPZ was launched to outreach applied digital technology and manufacturing firms in the 192nd corridor. 

For more information on growing and expanding in Clark County, Washington please contact Max Ault, Director of Business Growth & Development at 360-567-1055 or