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Research District

Tri-Cities Research Distric

The Port of Benton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and other economic development partners have teamed to develop and market the region's first technology-based research area known as the Tri-Cities Research District. Surrounding PNNL's campus in Richland, Washington, the TCRD is being developed to create a thriving geographical complex of facilities including laboratory and office space, as well as supporting services to foster technology based economic development in the region.

Currently, the 1,700-acre District's (see map) 70+ tenants employ more than 8,000 people and include:

  • science/technology/manufacturing
  • educational institutions
  • government
  • restaurants and other services
  • residential and mixed use.


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