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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.

December 2016 Issue

  • University of Washington Offers Business Growth Collaborative
    The University of Washington Foster School of Business is offering the 2017 Business Growth Collaborative, a cohort-based program designed to leverage the school’s resources and networks to grow small- to medium-sized companies in the clean tech and food/beverage manufacturing industries. more...
  • FY17 SBIR/STTR Phase I, Release 2 Topics
    The Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program has released the topics for its FY17 Phase I, Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement. more...
  • How to Write a Successful DOE SBIR/STTR Proposal
    The Department of Energy Phase 0 Assistance Program has released the last video in a three-part series focused exclusively on writing a winning grant application in response to a Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program Funding Opportunity Announcement. more...
  • Survey Available to Identify Oregon Entrepreneur Needs
    A 10-minute survey designed to query Oregon entrepreneurs on their needs is now available.  The survey data will help Oregon BEST—a non-profit business incubator—to better understand and serve the needs of entrepreneurs across the state. more...
  • Classes Offered at Confluent
    Confluent, a makerspace targeted to the arts and tech communities in Tri-Cities, WA, offers a variety of classes for members and non-members. more...
  • Upcoming Government Contracting Workshops, Webinars
    Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a statewide organization dedicated to guiding companies through the entire process of applying for and fulfilling government contracts. 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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