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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.

July 2015 Issue

  • Grants Available from Regional Chamber
    The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Washington River Protection Solutions to offer $30,000 in grants to businesses through the “Small Business Incentive Program.” To be eligible, the company must be an established small business that is a member of the Regional Chamber. more...
  • Apply for Tri-Cities Economic Gardening Program
    Would your company like to receive free, customized, valuable strategic information aimed at growing your business? Apply for the Economic Gardening program, which is offered by the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce and funded by Battelle and Gesa. more...
  • Energy Companies: Apply to Present
    Energy-related businesses are invited to apply for the opportunity to present at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Industry Growth Forum, which is November 3-4 in Denver, CO. more...
  • New Business Accelerator Offers Expertise
    Northwest businesses now have a new way to find resources and prepare for the next stage of growth. more...
  • Revenue-Based Financing
    July 13. Save the date of July 13 for a seminar entitled “Rethinking Startup Capital: Flexible Models for Success.” The presenter is Michael “Luni” Libes, Founder and Managing Director of Fledge, a company accelerator. more...
  • Follow the SIGN to an Open House
    July 14. SIGN Fracture Care International is holding an open house at their Richland facility on July 14 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 5:30 – 7:30 pm. more...
  • Succession Planning
    July 16. “The Secrets to Generational Transitions” is July 16 from 9-11 am at the Port of Benton, Richland, WA. more...
  • SBIR Road Tour
    August 19.    The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour will be held from 8 am – 3 pm at Startup Hall on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, WA. more...

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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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