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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.

December 2013 Issue

  • Start Smart Workshop
    December 9. Launching a business, or thinking about it? Check out the 3-hour Start Smart workshop offered by Washington State University Tri-Cities and others. more...
  • Oh What Fun it is to Hack
    December 13-14. The third annual Tri-Cities Holiday Hackathon collaborative design and development challenge is December 13 at 6 pm through December 14 at 6 pm. more...
  • Developing Your Capability Statement
    January 14. Take a free class on developing your company's capability statement, used for government contracting. more...
  • Women in Business
    January 22. The Tri-Cities Women in Business Conference is a day of professional and personal development, education, and networking for women committed to success. more...
  • Tri-Cities 2014 Regional Economic Outlook
    January 29. The Tri-Cities Development Council will hold the 15th Annual Tri-Cities Economic Outlook event at the Pasco Red Lion Hotel on January 29, 2014, 11:30 am-4 pm. more...
  • Harvesting Clean Energy Conference
    February 4-6. The 2014 Harvesting Clean Energy Conference is set for February in Helena, Montana. Speakers will discuss what's involved in creating successful clean-energy projects including biofuels, biodigesters, and efficiency and alternative energy projects. more...
  • Rooftop HVAC Units Can Save Energy and Money
    Researchers at PNNL analyzed the performance of the rooftop HVAC unit known as the Daikin Rebel as part of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Rooftop Challenge, a contest for manufacturers to create a rooftop unit that significantly exceeds existing DOE manufacturing standards. more...
  • Power Grid Attacks: How Prepared Are We?
    PNNL was one of 200 organizations nationwide participating in a drill to practice responding to a hypothetical cyber attack on the nation's power grid. 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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