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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.

May 2011 Issue

  • Mid-Columbia Small Business Awards Banquet
    May 5. The 16th Annual Small Business Awards Banquet celebrates small businesses in Benton and Franklin Counties for their exceptional customer service, outstanding commitment to employees, and superior community relations. more...
  • Cleantech Open Business Competition
    May 24 entry deadline. The mission of the Cleantech Open is to find, fund, and foster the big ideas that address today's most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges. more...
  • Summer Science and Engineering Camps
    The WSU Tri-Cities Summer Science Camps are seeking support for budding scientists and engineers. more...
  • Beyond Li Ion forum
    June 7-9. Fourth Symposium on Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion  Motivated by societal energy needs and by the tremendous potential for materials science and engineering to provide needed advances, a consortium comprising Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, IBM Research, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will host a symposium at the Battelle Auditorium on PNNL's Richland campus. 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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