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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.

February 2016 Issue

  • Coming Soon: Tech Assistance for Clean Energy Businesses
    Small clean-tech businesses nationwide can apply to receive no-cost technical assistance from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) national laboratories such as Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, beginning in late February or early March 2016. more...
  • SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Solicitation
    A Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer solicitation is now open for small businesses to propose ideas for development of technologies or services to various branches and agencies within the Department of Defense. more...
  • Walla Walla Government Contracting Workshop
    February 3.   Washington Procurement Technology Assistance Center is offering “Walla Walla Government Contracting Workshop” on February 3 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce in Walla Walla, WA. more...
  • Fuse Launches Launch University, Other Events Targeted at Entrepreneurs
    February 5 – April 21.  Fuse SPC, a co-working center in Richland, WA, is offering a more...
  • Government Contracting Essentials
    February 17.   Washington Procurement Technology Assistance Center is offering “Government Contracting Essentials” on February 17 from 10 am – noon at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce in Kennewick, WA. more...
  • Alliance Northwest
    March 10.   Alliance Northwest, a government contracting event that brings together prime contractors, government agencies, and small businesses, will be held March 10 from 7 am – 4 pm at the Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA. more...
  • Market Research for Government Contracting
    April 14.   Washington Procurement Technology Assistance Center is offering “Market Research for Government Contracting” on April 14 from 9 – 10:30 am at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce in Kennewick, 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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