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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 2016 Issue

  • Small Business Contracting and Legal Issues
    September 13.   Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Small Business Contracting and Legal Issues” on September 13 from 1 – 4 pm at the Tri-Cities Business and Convention Center in Kennewick, WA. more...
  • Port of Pasco Offers Small Business Workshop in Spanish
    September 17.   The Port of Pasco is offering a Small Business Workshop: Key for Entrepreneurs for Spanish-speaking participants on September 17 from 9 am – noon at the Port of Pasco in Pasco, WA. more...
  • Celebrate National Drive Electric Week
    September 17.   A family-friendly event to observe National Drive Electric Week will be held September 17 from noon – 4:30 pm at the Richland Public Library in Richland, 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...
  • Partnership, Innovation and Technology Networking
    September 22.   Eastern Washington University, in partnership with Fuse and the Tri-Cities Research District, presents “Partnership, Innovation and Technology Networking” from 4 – 6 pm in the Fuse Co-Working Space in Richland, WA. more...
  • Meet the Buyer: Doing Business on Washington State Contracts
    September 27.   Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Meet the Buyer: Doing Business on Washington State Contracts” on September 27 from 3 – 5 pm at the Tri-Cities Business and Visitor Center in Kennewick, WA. more...
  • Innovation Showcase: Energizing the Pipeline of Clean Technologies
    October 6 - 7.   The National Renewable Energy Laboratory presents “Innovation Showcase: Energizing the Pipeline of Clean Technologies” on October 6 – 7 in Beaver Creek, CO. more...
  • Meet the Navy
    October 14.   Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Meet the Navy” on October 14 from 10 am – noon at Greater Spokane Incorporated in Spokane, WA. more...
  • Bridging Partnerships
    October 18 - 19.   The Tri-City Development Council and the Hanford Small Business Council present the 2016 Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium, held October 18 – 19 at TRAC in Pasco, WA. more...
  • Understanding Government Contracting Solicitations
    November 16.   Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering “Understanding Government Contracting Solicitations” on November 16 from 9 – 10:30 am at the Tri-Cities Business and Visitor Center 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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