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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 2016 Issue

  • Intensive SBIR/STTR Workshop
    July 12.   Life Science Washington presents “Intensive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Workshop: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Focus” on July 12 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Agora Conference Center in Seattle, WA. more...
  • Understanding Government Contracting Solicitations
    July 20.   Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Understanding Government Contracting Solicitations” on July 20 from 9 – 10:30 am at the Tri-Cities Business and Convention Center in Kennewick, WA. more...
  • Webinar: Government Contracting Weekly: State and Federal Certifications
    July 27.   U.S. Small Business Administration and Washington Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise join forces to present the “Government Contracting Weekly: State and Federal Certifications” webinar on July 27 from 9 – 10 am. more...
  • Market Research for Government Contracting
    August 9.   Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Market Research for Government Contracting on August 9 from 9 – 10:30 am at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce in Kennewick, WA. more...
  • Government Contracting Essentials
    September 21.   Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Government Contracting Essentials” on September 21 from 9 – 11 am at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce in Kennewick, WA. more...
  • PNNL to Lead Regional Smart Manufacturing Center
    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will lead the Northwest Regional Manufacturing Center—a public/private partnership that is part of the national Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced by President Obama on June 20. more...
  • The Clean Dozen: 12 Techs Near Commercial Use
    One dozen clean energy technologies that enable everything from lightweight, fuel-sipping cars to the expansion of renewable energy and cleaner fossil fuel use are getting a boost at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 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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