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Earl Gregg Swem Library

If It Prints, It Ships: 3D Printing and the Postal Service

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Postal Service

https://www.uspsoig.gov/sites/default/files/document-library-files/2014/rarc-wp-14-011_if_it_prints_it_ships_3d_printing_and_the_postal_service.pdf

A manual on 3D printing—what it is, the prospects for its future, and the substantial benefits and opportunities it poses for the postal service.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service

 

 

Extramural R&D Funding by U.S.-Located Businesses Nears $30 Billion in 2011

Categories: Business/Economics,Health/Medical,Manufacturing,Science/Technology,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14314/nsf14314.pdf

Reports on the spending by U.S. corporations for research and development performed by other entities both domestic and foreign.  Also reports on the type or category of industries that spent the most on extramural R&D, with pharmaceuticals and transportation equipment manufacturing leading the list.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Executive Order Number 20: Advancing Equity for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Virginia Issues,Women

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-orders/eo-20-advancing-equity-for-small-women-and-minority-owned-businesses/

Orders state agencies to exceed a goal of 42% in expenditures spent with small and minority-owned businesses in the state and to create a micro business designation for employers with no more than 25 employees.  From the Office of the Governor

 

U.S. Sanctions on Russia in Response to Events in Ukraine

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10048.pdf

Brief discussion of U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia following the annexation of Crimea and the current debate over the effect of further sanctions following the downing of the Malaysian commercial airliner, allegedly by separatists allied with Russia.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Virginia Oyster Harvests Continue to Climb

Categories: Business/Economics,Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics

https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=5559

Press release announcing that the 2013/14 oyster harvest jumped 25% to an estimated 504,000 bushels.  It was the highest level since 1987.  Includes link to table with history of annual Virginia oyster harvests since 1957-58.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Appalachian Agricultural Exposition Center Economic Impact Study

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Athletics/Exercise,Business/Economics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Appalachian%20Exposition.pdf

Examines the economic impact of a proposed exposition center to be located in Wythe County.  The center would host equestrian and livestock events, sports competitions, and entertainment shows.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Big Data in Business

Categories: Business/Economics,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-469.pdf

Examines the range of applications of big data by UK companies, highlighting the opportunities offered to a number of sectors.  Also considers the challenges faced by such businesses.  One of a series of reports by sector. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Commercial Air Service at Virginia’s Airports: Challenges and Opportunities

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202014%20Vol.%2090%20No%205.pdf

Reviews recent trends and market forces shaping the U.S. domestic airline industry in general and how these trends have affected Virginia’s larger and smaller commercial airports.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

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