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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.

April 2011 Issue

  • Start Smart: Steps to starting a business
    Learn how to start a business in Benton and Franklin counties at a workshop presented by WSU Tri-Cities Business LINKS. more...
  • New community roundtable committee
    The formation of the Emerging and Expanding Business Group (EEBG), a new Tri-Cities-wide network of support for entrepreneurs that is being led by the City of Richland, is the newest committee in the Three Rivers Community Roundtable. more...
  • EDO Facebook page
    Find out about local and regional events, resources, and awards on the Economic Development Office (EDO) Facebook page. more...
  • Government contracting workshop
    April 6. Learn about Government contracting 101 and developing your capability statement at this workshop hosted by Eastern WA and Tri-Cities Procurement Technical Assistance Center. more...
  • New-To-Export Seminar
    April 6, 7, & 8. Presented by the International Trade Alliance and the Washington Small Business Development Center, this seminar looks at ways to generate more sales and new markets for your product. more...
  • Information Technology: Supercomputing Trends to Watch
    April 12. Let's talk supercomputing and the global marketplace. The Tri-Cities Research District has the potential to successfully attract new information technology businesses and research. more...
  • Jobs Act Tour
    April 13. Would you like to meet leaders from SBA? Or give input on new regulations? Or learn the advantages of new tools coming out of the Small Business Jobs Act? On Wednesday, April 13th, SBA will be conducting a Listening Tour to discuss changes as a result of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (SBJA). more...

We invite your contributions! We will consider items that fit the mission of this publication, including your tech-related news, awards, and notices of upcoming events. Please send text to or call (509) 372-6013.

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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