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You really can go home again.

Airborne Environment Control Systems is coming home, so to speak. The startup, which has already captured $200 million in business, signed a five-year lease with the Port of Port Angeles with aggressive plans to expand and grow in the company's new hometown. It's not...

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Make it an even 100.

Amazing what just three years will do for an economy. Since Geekwire started tracking out-of-town tech companies that set up technology engineering offices in Washington State, the list has doubled in size. Yesterday's announcement that Baidu was opening a new...

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State snags $900,000 STEP grant.

Washington did it again! For the sixth straight year, the state received a U.S. Small Business Administration's State Trade Expansion Program) grant. The $900,000 is the highest amount awarded from a total $18 million handed out nationwide. Commerce will use the funds...

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Drones to the rescue.

With hurricanes and wildfires devastating huge swaths of the country, a small operation in the small town of Bingen along the Columbia Gorge is sending their drones to help with hurricane rescue and firefighting teams. The high resolution surveillance cameras flying...

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Listening to fish.

Monitoring fish migration and managing the impact of dams on rivers has been an ongoing challenge to maintain sustainable fish populations. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington has developed the ability to record three-dimensional data...

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A match made in…uh, Seattle.

Washington's culture of creativity and cross-pollination has done it again. Two of the state's business legends, Amazon and Microsoft, are teaming together to make sure their artificial intelligence (AI) digital assistants can communicate with one another. The...

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