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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. Visit the EDO Home page to subscribe to this Newsletter. Browse the archives for back issues.

October 2010 Issue

  • Cleantech Open Final Awards and Venture Expo in Seattle
    October 4. This is a showcase of the cleantech entrepreneurial talent that exists in our region. It will feature the 2009 and 2010 semifinalists and their technologies "expo-style" and also conclude with the announcement of the three 2010 regional finalists that will move on to the national finals in November. more...
  • Tri-Cities Livable Sustainable Communities Forum
    October 7. This workshop's goal is to raise awareness among developers, policy-makers, planners, and all related professionals about sustainable development practice and how it benefits human, health, and economic development for communities. more...
  • Washington Future Energy Conference
    November 9-10. Presented by Washington state and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this event offers a forum to connect those developing strategies for energy security and economic development with the businesses making it happen. more...
  • Certified Enterprise Risk Manager Workshop
    Register online or contact Greg Hutchins at 503-233-1012 more...
  • WBBA's Governors Life Sciences Summit
    October 22. The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) is combining the Governor's Summit and its annual meeting for this year's Life Sciences Summit. more...
  • MIT Enterprise Forum - Bringing Intelligence to the Electric Grid
    October 13. Presented by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta, this forum will discuss the demands of cost, reliability, efficiency, safety, conservation, and decentralization are challenging the nation's electrical grid, which has changed very little since its development more than a century ago. more...
  • Hazardous waste tracking tool puts PNNL atop business tech list
    A software tool that tracks hazardous chemical, biological and radiological materials used in scientific research throughout their lifecycle, as well as general property, has earned Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) a spot high on the prestigious InformationWeek 500 list of most innovative users of business information technology. 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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