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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. Browse the archives for back issues.

June 2009 Issue

  • PNNL Campus Master Plan online
    The updated master plan for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory campus is available online. The revised version, approved by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest Site Office, incorporates construction of the Capability Replacement Laboratory and describes and illustrates a 20-year and beyond site development and improvement strategy for growth. more...
  • Business accelerator launched for technology commercialization
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is one of eight research institutions partnering with The University Funds, a new venture development firm based in Bellevue, Wash., to develop collaborative programs to drive the identification, assessment and subsequent commercialization of high potential innovations. more...
  • Technology to convert trash into energy
    Technology that originated at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its partner, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be used to turn waste into energy. more...
  • Plastic that grows on trees
    Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a one-step process aimed at using plants to create a renewable, nonpolluting replacement for crude oil. 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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