For Immediate Release: January 18, 2001
Vancouver, Wash. – On January 22, the Columbia River Economic Development Council and Washington Technology Center (WTC) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly share outreach activities in Southwest Washington.
“Washington Technology Center can be of immense benefit to the growing high tech community of Clark County and Southwest Washington,” said Bart Phillips, president of the CREDC. “The agreement gives WTC an official presence in our community and will be a service we actively promote to the high tech sector to further their research and development efforts.”
WTC is a statewide organization created to assist Washington in adopting technology by forming partnerships with university researchers. WTC projects allow joint development of new products, with the ultimate goal of growing the company and creating jobs. Over the past five years, WTC has supported eight projects with companies in the Vancouver area.
WTC was created by the Washington State Legislature in 1983 and is a sub-agency under the Washington State Office of Trade & Economic Development. WTC offers funds projects in the following technical areas: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing, Biotechnology/Biomedical Devices, Computer Systems, and Microelectronics.
The Columbia River Economic Development Council, founded in 1983, is a not-for-profit corporation promoting job creation and investment for the benefit of Clark County citizens. The services of WTC are a key portion of its initiative supporting the expansion of existing Clark County businesses. Jointly managed by a Board composed of local businesses and public officials, the CREDC provides business recruitment, business expansion and advocacy services.
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