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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.

May 2008 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 *.

  • View early concepts of the master plan
    Stakeholders are invited to view initial concepts of the 317-acre master plan for the Tri-Cities Research District during the next Research District meeting on May 15. more...
  • Upcoming survey
    The Research District board is preparing a survey for companies inside the Research District. The more...
  • Research District shines at national forum
    Tri-City Research District representatives were invited to give a case-study presentation at the Federal Economic Development Forum, hosted by the International Economic Development Council in Washington, DC in April. more...
  • Development updates
    RM Construction & Interior Design, Inc. has leased 3.1 acres of land from the Port of Benton with plans to develop two, two-story professional buildings for office and laboratory users. 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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