Presentation: TCRD Report
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Gary Spanner, manager of the economic development office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is an expert in using resources and technologies developed at the Laboratory to boost the local and regional economy. He has an award-winning track record using federally funded technology resources to increase the economic competitiveness of small and large businesses.
With 14 years of economic development experience, Gary and his team have worked with more than 800 firms and implemented a number of innovative programs that serve the technological needs of small businesses and diversify the economy. In addition to his work at PNNL, Gary is heavily involved in the local and regional community. He serves as chair of the Tri-Cities Research District, an organization working to more fully populate the area surrounding PNNL and Washington State University-Tri-Cities with technology-based companies and organizations. He also serves on advisory boards for the Applied Process Engineering Laboratory, the Richland Economic Development Committee, and Sirti, an economic development organization in Spokane, Wash.