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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.

May 2015 Issue

  • Environmental Services Firm Acquired
    Environmental Assessment Services, LLC, Richland, was acquired by KOMAN Holdings, LLC, as a wholly owned subsidiary in February. more...
  • Port of Kennewick Celebrates Century Mark
    The Port of Kennewick celebrated its 100th birthday on April 14, in a special event at the Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Convention Center. more...
  • Manufacturers Touted
    The Tri-City Herald is doing a series on local manufacturers.  Those featured have included IsoRay Medical, which makes a cancer treatment, Western Sintering, a powder metal manufacturer (both companies had their roots at PNNL), and Lampson International, which makes cranes. more...
  • Investment Capital Forum
    May 7.  The 2015 Investment Capital Forum, a Northwest gathering of successful entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, and angel investors, will host a panel of experts speaking on “Bridging the Innovation Gap: Unlocking the Market Potential of University Innovation in the Private Sector” on May 7 in Spokane. more...
  • Doing Business with Washington State
    May 13.  Learn about doing business with Washington state and participate in outreach opportunities at the 2015 Central Washington Business Partnership Forum on May 13 in Yakima. You’ll learn about recent procurement changes and how to succeed in navigating state rules, regulations, and services. more...
  • Market Research for Government Contracting
    May 20. Attend this free market research session to learn about analyzing current and future needs, selecting the best databases to uncover the information you are seeking, and identifying which agencies and prime contractors to target. more...
  • From Science Fiction to Reality
    May 20.  Learn from five experts about how science fiction inspires reality. “Science Fiction: Catalyst for Reality,” hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest, is May 20, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA. Costs range from $29 - $59. more...
  • Marketing to the Federal Government
    June 9.  Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Marketing to the Federal Government,” from 9 - 10:30 am at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce in Kennewick, WA. more...
  • Register for 2015 CleanTech Showcase
    June 22. CleanTech Alliance, the nation’s largest state-level clean technology industry association, will hold its CleanTech Showcase on June 22 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. 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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