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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.

March 2009 Issue

This section describes news, appointees, and events related to the Tri-Cities Research District. The Research District is a vibrant, 1,600-acre mixed-use area in north Richland, Wash. with more than 80 employers and an emphasis on science and technology companies and organizations. Contact at (509) 375-3060. Other Research District tenant news appears in this newsletter as indicated by the symbol *.

  • Phil Singerman to speak
    MARCH 5. REGISTER BY MARCH 2. Phil Singerman, the senior vice-president of B&D Consulting, will be the next speaker in the Tri-Cities Research District Speaker Series. more...
  • Invest Northwest 2009
    MARCH 17-18. Invest Northwest 2009 will be held in Seattle, Wash. The investment conference brings together public and private life science companies with institutional investors, analysts, investment bankers, fund managers, venture capitalists, angel investors, and prospective corporate partners. more...
  • Speaker series features cancer treatment
    MARCH 20. Suzanne Lindsey from the biotech startup Recodagen will be the March speaker in the Spokane Science, Technology & Business Discovery series. more...
  • Small Business Cost Proposal & Government Accounting Workshop
    MARCH 31 (Seattle) and APRIL 1 (Vancouver). The Washington Technology Center is hosting Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer workshops, featuring Jim Greenwood of the Greenwood Consulting Group, well-known SBIR and STTR consultants. more...

  • American Society for Quality meeting
    APRIL 1. REGISTER BY MARCH 26. The Columbia Basin Chapter of the American Society for Quality's April meeting will feature the presentation "Of Silos, Swim Lanes and Stovepipes" by Mike Schwenk, Vice President of Battelle and Director of Technology Deployment and Outreach at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. more...
  • Washington Innovation Summit 2009
    APRIL 9. REGISTER BY MARCH 6 FOR EARLY BIRD RATE. Washington Innovation Summit 2009 will bring together more than 400 innovators and thought leaders in sustainability and technology who are driving industry development in sustainable energy, innovative materials & manufacturing, urban sustainability, and healthy ecosystems. 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) 372-6013.

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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