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Opportunities for Startup Businesses
Why was APEL started?
APEL was financed with community funds and resources matching a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Worker and Community Transition. The intent is to create new jobs in the region through the development of new business and enterprise. This financial support makes it possible to provide APEL services at nominal rates. The university and national laboratory research staff constitute a stable base of tenants who serve as resources to users and provide long-term financial stability.
Who uses APEL?
New business startups, companies developing new products, entrepreneurs, university and national laboratory research staff, and vendors demonstrating new technologies are all housed in the various spaces. There is opportunity for collaboration and cross fertilization, as well as security and access protection to protect proprietary material.
Who sponsors APEL?
APEL is supported and sponsored by major institutions in the Tri-Cities including the Port of Benton, the Department of Energy, Energy Northwest, Washington State University, Battelle Memorial Institute and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the City of Richland , and Tri-Cities Industrial Development Council.
Energy Northwest owns and operates the APEL facility.
Tri-Cities economic development resources and links
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