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Tri-Cities Tech Business Update

This monthly e-mailed update contains news, opportunities, upcoming events, and other information about Mid-Columbia tech businesses and the organizations that support them. Browse the archives for back issues.

June 2010 Issue

  • Tri-Cities Research District Innovation Center
    The Tri-Cities Research District will be home to the newly-announced Innovation Center. The Innovation Center potentially represents one of the largest privately-financed real estate investments ever made in the Tri-Cities. more...
  • 2010 Small Business Award winners
    Pasco, Wash.-based Harms Engineering, Inc. received the Gold award at this year's Mid-Columbia Small Business of the Year Awards ceremony in May. more...
  • PNNL EDO on Facebook
    The Economic Development Office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is now on Facebook. The EDO page provides frequent updates and information about economic development activities and opportunities to help businesses start, grow, or revitalize. more...
  • FE&C new headquarters space in TCRD
    Federal Engineers & Constructors has opened its new headquarters building in the Tri-Cities Research District in Richland, Wash. more...
  • New renewable energy program
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has implemented a new program to promote renewable energy generation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock operations. more...
  • Tri-Cities Research District Speaker Series
    JUNE 9. REGISTER BY JUNE 7. James Palmer and Kim Foster will be the next speakers in the Tri-Cities Research District Speaker Series. more...
  • Advanced Invention 2 Venture workshop
    JUNE 12-15. The Oregon Nanosciences and Microtechnologies Institute and National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance will hold a four-day Advanced Invention 2 Venture workshop in June at the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Ore. more...
  • Foresight seminar
    SEATTLE: JUNE 14. SPOKANE: JUNE 15. REGISTER BY JUNE 9. The Washington Small Business Development Center, Washington Technology Center, and Sirti, will host the Foresight seminar "How Small Businesses Can Successfully Commercialize Technology". more...
  • PNNL Director speaks in Beijing
    Collaboration between U.S. and Chinese research institutions will enable a more speedy deployment of emissions capture technology, says Michael Kluse, director of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. more...
  • PNNL facilities earn gold
    Reducing energy and water use by more than 30 percent and keeping 78 percent of construction waste from landfills helped earn two new Pacific Northwest National Laboratory research facilities gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. more...

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Tri-Cities Tech Business Update is published by the Economic Development Office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Each month, we send you an e-mail message, giving you the link of news, tips, awards, upcoming events, and other information about local technology-based businesses and organizations that support them. With business and community partners, our goal is to build and diversify the Tri-Cities economy—adding skilled jobs in primary-sector industries that bring in outside dollars. Currently, more than 1,100 tech-related businesses, investors, and economic development stakeholders subscribe to the newsletter, mostly in the Mid-Columbia area and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. This newsletter (RL-P00-009) supports PNSO's vision for the future of the Hanford Site and surrounding area through the creation of research opportunities, new industries, and new business clusters.

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