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Small Businesses In Town for Symposium

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- More small businesses could soon be moving into the area.

About 300 people from around the country are in town this week for the Department of Energy's small business symposium.

Bridging Partnerships gives small businesses the chance to network with Hanford's main contractors to explore the possibility of moving their business here to the Tri-Cities.

"Definitely looking forward to meeting a lot of the folks in this area, hoping that we can team up with some of the bigger prime contractors," said Mark Orren, who's here from Oak Ridge to network.

Participants got the chance to tour the Hanford site Wednesday.

Thursday they'll meet with other companies and participate in a variety of small business seminars.