The Gorge Tech Showcase is planned for next week. The annual event is held by the Gorge Technology Alliance. Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Executive Director Jessica Metta says there will be presentations sharing the latest news from area tech companies and any job openings they might have. Metta adds the Showcase provides excellent networking opportunities. The Showcase will be Thursday, October 26, starting at 6 p.m. at The Ruins in Hood River. It is free for Gorge Technology Alliance members, and $15 for non-members.