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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.

March 2012 Issue

  • One-stop portal for business information
    The Tri-CitiesBusinessBuilder.com is live! It's a web portal for businesses to get information about business plans, permits, incubator space, funding, classes, and more. more...
  • NIH SBIR and STTR Notices
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently added a pair of Notices that may be of interest to SBIR participants on the 'Special Announcements for Small Business Research Opportunities' page on the SBIR website (grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm). more...
  • SBDC helps small businesses succeed
    Business advisors from the Washington Small Business Development Centers provided one-on-one advising to more than 2,800 small business owners across Washington in 2011, helping them secure more than $31M in capital and to create or save more than 720 jobs. more...
  • Northwest Entrepreneur Network launches new website
    At Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN) the goal is to teach you everything you need to know and connect you with everyone you need to know so that your first startup feels like your second. more...
  • Impact Washington's Small Business Consulting Program
    Impact Washington announces its new Small Business Consulting Program, an initiative aimed at bringing assistance to the state's smallest manufacturers to help them grow their businesses. 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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