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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.

May 2008 Issue

This section describes news, appointees, and events related to the Tri-Cities Research District. The Research District is a vibrant, 1,600-acre mixed-use area in north Richland, Wash. with more than 80 employers and an emphasis on science and technology companies and organizations. Contact at (509) 375-3060. Other Research District tenant news appears in this newsletter as indicated by the symbol *.

  • View early concepts of the master plan
    Stakeholders are invited to view initial concepts of the 317-acre master plan for the Tri-Cities Research District during the next Research District meeting on May 15. more...
  • Upcoming survey
    The Research District board is preparing a survey for companies inside the Research District. The more...
  • Research District shines at national forum
    Tri-City Research District representatives were invited to give a case-study presentation at the Federal Economic Development Forum, hosted by the International Economic Development Council in Washington, DC in April. more...
  • Development updates
    RM Construction & Interior Design, Inc. has leased 3.1 acres of land from the Port of Benton with plans to develop two, two-story professional buildings for office and laboratory users. 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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