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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.

December 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 *.

  • Call for applications to present at Invest Northwest 2009
    Life sciences companies from Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia and Alberta are encouraged to submit their applications to present at the eighth annual CEO and Investor Conference, Invest NorthwestTM, organized by the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association. more...
  • *Washington clean technology documentary
    DECEMBER 2. REGISTER BY DECEMBER 1. The Tri-Cities Research District will host the premiere of a new documentary, Evergreen: The Washington Clean Tech Story, that highlights companies and institutions that are significant contributors to clean technology in Washington State. more...
  • TRIDEC luncheon features William D. Ruckelshaus
    DECEMBER 9. REGISTER BY DECEMBER 1. The Tri-City Development Council is hosting a luncheon featuring speaker William Ruckelshaus. more...
  • Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network seminar
    DECEMBER 16. REGISTER BY DECEMBER 12. The topic of the Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network December seminar topic will be "How to Succeed in a Startup Despite 7 Lawyers on your Board and a Crummy Economy." The speaker will be Skip Walter, an entrepreneur and independent consultant. more...

  • Ron Kysiak to speak
    JANUARY 14. Ron Kysiak, the former CEO of the recently completed Northwestern University/Evanston Research Park, will be the next speaker in the Tri-Cities Research District Speaker Series. more...
  • Regional Economic Outlook
    JANUARY 28. RSVP BY JANUARY 12. The Tri-City Development Council will hold the 2009 Regional Economic Outlook for the Tri-Cities, Washington region January 28 at the TRAC Facility in Pasco, Wash. 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) 371-6017.

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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