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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 2010 Issue

  • PNNL EDO on Facebook
    The Economic Development Office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is now on Facebook. The EDO page provides frequent updates and information about economic development activities and opportunities to help businesses start, grow, or revitalize. more...
  • Abadan Tri-Cities wins 2010 Pro-Tech Service Award
    Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that Abadan Tri-Cities, a Richland-based office technology company, has been honored with a 2010 Pro-Tech Service Award. more...
  • TCRD releases results of amenities survey
    Restaurants, a gas station, postal services, a grocery store, fast food outlets, convenience stores, coffee shops, pharmacy/drug stores, banking/financial services, and a fitness center are the amenities most desired by Tri-Cities Research District (TCRD) workers according to a survey conducted between February and March of this year by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington State University-Tri-Cities, and the TCRD. more...
  • Energy Northwest names interim CEO
    Mark Reddemann, currently vice president of operations support with Xcel Energy, was named vice president and interim CEO of Energy Northwest during a meeting of the public agency's executive board. more...
  • President Obama proclaims small business week
    Embracing the success and character of small businesses in the U.S., President Obama issued a proclamation for National Small Business Week for the week of May 23-29. more...
  • Seattle Business Magazine announces first WA Manufacturing Awards winners
    Manufacturing in Washington State is not only alive and kicking even in the midst of a brutal economic recession; it's also a thriving generator of innovative ideas, companies, products, technologies, and people. more...
  • AMIC signs exclusive global license
    Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation (AMIC), a company engaged in the production and distribution of medical isotopes, announced the execution of an exclusive world-wide license for a patented technology for a 'sub-critical system' relating to generating clinically relevant quantities of radioisotopes (including Mo-99). more...
  • NWEN first look forum call for applications
    Application deadline August 18. The Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN) is the region's home for innovative businesses in every growth sector in our economy, from web 2.0 to medical technology, clean tech to consumer products. more...
  • NREL industry growth forum
    Registration deadline July 16. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) invites emerging clean energy startups to apply to present their business opportunity at the 23rd Industry Growth Forum to be held October 19-21, 2010 in Denver. more...
  • Strategic investment conference
    October 13-15. The National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) annual conference, to be held in Baltimore, MD, exchanges strategies and tools for building and managing strategic investment programs and institutions. more...
  • WBBA Governors life sciences summit
    October 22. The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) is combining the Governor's Summit and its annual meeting for this year's life sciences summit. 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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