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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.

October 2012 Issue

  • SBA launches new market research web tool
    A free web tool from the Small Business Administration called SizeUp allows small business owners and startups across the country to search industries by location in order to map competitors, suppliers, and promising advertising spots. more...
  • Solar energy system prize competition
    As part of the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, which is working to make solar energy competitive with other forms of energy without subsidy by the end of the decade, the Energy Department announced the start of a new competition to make it faster, easier, and less costly to install rooftop solar energy systems. more...
  • Impact Washington launches new "Made in Washington" program
    Seattle Business Magazine: Impact Washington, a state-supported program that offers educational and consulting services to Washington manufacturers, has launched a program to encourage and support companies that manufacture locally. more...
  • 13 ways to nail your pitch to angel investment groups
    An article on discusses things the author wishes he had known when he started pitching his startup company to angel groups. 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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