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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.

September 2015 Issue

  • Energy Day@PNNL
    September 1.    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is hosting Energy Day@PNNL, an informative day filled with presentations, panel sessions and demonstrations of PNNL’s groundbreaking grid and energy technologies. more...
  • DOE Guidance on Indirect Rates for SBIR/STTR Grants
    September 2.    The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is presenting “DOE Guidance on Indirect Rates for SBIR/STTR Grants” on September 2 at noon (3 pm EST). more...
  • Women in Government Contracting
    September 10.    Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Washington Center for Women in Business are presenting “Women in Government Contracting,” to be held September 10 from 9 am to 3 pm at Green River College – Kent Station Campus. more...
  • Innovation College
    September 14-18.    Innovation College, an intensive and unique opportunity to learn innovative skills, processes and systems, will be held September 14 – 18, 2015 at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. more...
  • Government Contracting Essentials
    October 8.    Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center presents “Government Contracting Essentials” on October 8 from 8 am to 10 am at Greater Spokane Incorporated. more...
  • Walla Walla Army Corps Industry Day
    October 23.    Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center presents “Walla Walla Army Corps Industry Day” on October 23 from 9 am to 4:30 pm at the Walla Walla District Headquarters Building. more...
  • Save the Date - National Institutes of Health SBIR/STTR Conference
    October 27-29.    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Conference is being held October 27 – 29, 2015 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, WA. more...
  • 2015 Industry Growth Forum
    November 3-4.   The 2015 Industry Growth Forum will be held November 3-4, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, CO. more...
  • Green Technologies Suppliers Meetings
    November 17-19.   The Green Technologies Suppliers Meetings is a one-of-a-kind business forum that gives U.S.-based manufacturers in the green technology industry a chance to meet with utilities, the Department of Energy, and large conglomerates in an effort to increase their sales abroad. 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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