Engage, Connect, Accelerate and Expand

What's Next, Starts Here

Tri-Cities Research District, located in Richland, is an inland Washington ecosystem of advanced technology, manufacturing, and clean energy.

Who We ARe

An innovation ecosystem enabling global technology development, commercialization, and marketing.

From smart grids to sustainable energy, what’s next in energy and environmental solutions starts here.

Explore dozens of companies, research institutions, and higher education partners involved in talent acquisition and development, patents, physical asset development, and advanced manufacturing.

Fast Facts

What can Tri-Cities Research District do for you?


Wide reaching powerful government backed technology innovation programs; licensed and permitted Applied Process Engineering Laboratory.


Home to Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; employing over 7000 workers and a conduit to over 80 private companies.


2,875 acres of office, educational, and industrial land - connected to ample utilities; access to innovation startup fund through EDA's i6 Challenge Grant.

Tech Alliance

Technology Alliance Affiliate organization, promoting Washington's technology-based businesses and research institutions through a united vision of a vibrant innovation economy.

Association of University Research Parks

We're a participating member of the national Association of University Research Parks, connecting dozens of academics, researchers, and economic development leaders.

Fuse Fund

The only startup fund focused entirely on early stage business in and around the Tri-Cities

Meet Our Partners

Our Administrative Partner

The Port of Benton

As the Innovation Partnership Zone Administrator, the Port of Benton provides day-to-day management of the Tri-Cities Research District.

Diahann Howard, PPM®
Executive Director