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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.

September 2014 Issue

  • Comment on U.S. Innovation Strategy
    Where should the government invest to improve U.S. economic competiveness? The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council are seeking public comments to an upcoming update of the “Strategy for American Innovation.” This guides the Obama administration’s efforts to promote lasting economic growth and competitiveness through policies and investments related to research and development, the technical workforce, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, advanced manufacturing, and more. more...
  • Business Certificate Program
    The University of Washington will offer a six-week Business Certificate Program at Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA. more...
  • Technology Awards
    Peter Christensen, technology commercialization manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), was awarded Technology Transfer Professional of the Year by the Federal Laboratory Consortium – Far West Region. more...
  • Green Chemistry Award
    PNNL researchers John Frye and Alan Zacher, along with Todd Werpy of Archer Daniels Midland Company, were honored with the 2015 Award for Affordable Green Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. 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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