Together with Washington's regional technology organizations, we help build support for a thriving innovation economy in the state.

The TA Affiliates is a group of regional technology organizations that have partnered with the Technology Alliance to build support across the state for the key drivers of a thriving Washington economy. The program offers the TA and participating organizations the opportunity to regularly share best practices, forge new collaborations, and provide regional perspectives on statewide initiatives and policy activities.



The Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance (GWATA) is a coalition of businesses, government agencies, and academic organizations in North Central Washington and the Greater Wenatchee area. GWATA encourages the use and development of technology by: connecting people and resources, providing access to expert information, facilitating the exchange of ideas, and recognizing local innovators. For more information, visit


TAG, the Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington was founded in 1999 to serve technology companies in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan counties. Our mission is to promote, educate, and advocate for technology businesses in Northwest Washington. TAG connects, informs, and advocates on behalf of Northwest Washington area technology businesses and professionals. TAG is affiliated with the Washington Technology Industry Association, and TAG members enjoy dual membership with both organizations. For more information please visit

The Whatcom Technology Directory, maintained by TAG, is a comprehensive online directory of nearly 600 technology businesses located in Bellingham and beyond, searchable by company name or industry sector. Access the directory here.


The Tri-Cities Research District is a center of technology invention and advancement in which to live, work, play, and learn. Designated by Washington’s Governor as an Innovation Partnership Zone, the Tri-Cities Research District is recognized as a place where people with ideas create technologies that solve problems and produce commercial value. More than 8,000 workers are employed in the Research District, which is home to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a national center for energy and environmental research. A four-year and graduate degree campus of Washington State University (WSU-Tri Cities), the Port of Benton, many of the world’s largest engineering and construction firms, and more than 80 innovative and globally-competitive private businesses are also located there. A 1,700-acre mixed-use area located along the Columbia River in Richland, Washington, the TCRD is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit corporation managed by a 15-member board of directors representing key community stakeholders. For more information, visit

The Entrepreneur Support Catalog, maintained by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Economic Development Office, is an online database of not-for-profit organizations that assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Tri Cities area in finding support to prosper and grow. Search by type of support sought here.


West Sound Technology Association (WSTA) a 501c(3) non-profit association of IT, business, government, education, and non-profit leaders, users, and stakeholders, was formed in 2000 to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of members, the community, and other organizations. WSTA plays an important role in leading and engaging community based efforts to ensure key industries have the tools required to create opportunities in our regional and state economy. As a peer-to-peer best practice and nontraditional educational resource, WSTA has a strong history of driving a technology future and bringing value to the larger STEM/technology conversation. The mission of WSTA is to educate, influence, and promote an innovative and vital 21st century economy. For more information, visit



Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is Washington state’s unifying voice for the technology community. They mobilize industry, education and government to make their region the leading technology community in the world. WTIA is the unifying voice for the technology community in Washington. Their mission is to inform and motivate industry, education and government professionals, collaborate productively in building the education systems, physical infrastructure, and business climate, and ensure that their region continues as one of the world’s most influential technology hubs. For more information, visit