Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Hampton Roads Regional Benchmarking Study 2014

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/uploads/docs/Hampton%20Roads%20Benchmarking%20Study%202014.pdf

Latest annual study of the region’s 16 jurisdictions with locality profiles and regional benchmarks covering the economy, demographics, housing, transportation, and various quality of life indicators.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2014 Annual Report

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4463.pdf

Focuses on exports and imports of electronic services, especially audiovisual, computer, and telecommunications services.  Discusses current trade trends and the outlook for the future

From the International Trade Commission

 

Labor Force Participation: Recent Developments and Future Prospects

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Population/Census

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2014/201464/201464pap.pdf

Examines the reasons for the continuing decline in the percentage of the population not participating in the labor force.  From the Federal Reserve Board

 

The State of Broadband 2014: Broadband for All

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations

http://www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/reports/bb-annualreport2014.pdf

Describes the penetration of broadband access to the Internet and its application for sustainable development and education.  Estimates that 40% of the world population will be online by the end of 2014.  From the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

 

2013 Interchange Fee Revenue, Covered Issuer Costs, and Covered Issuer and Merchant Fraud Losses Related to Debit Card Transactions

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/bcreg/bcreg20140918a1.pdf

Summary information on the volume, value, and fraud losses related to debit card transactions in 2013.  From the Federal Reserve

 

Economic Growth Widespread Across Metropolitan Areas in 2013: Advance 2013 and Revised 2001-2012 GDP by Metropolitan Area Statistics

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_metro/2014/pdf/gdp_metro0914.pdf

Real GDP increased in 292 of the U.S.’s 381 metropolitan areas in 2013 with leading sectors in finance, insurance, real estate, nondurable goods manufacturing, and professional/business services.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Protection of Trade Secrets: Overview of Current Law and Legislation

Categories: Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/R43714.pdf

Describes what trade secrets are, why they are valuable, how they differ from patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and why legislation has been introduced to strengthen the federal role in protecting trade secrets.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part 2

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4485.pdf

Provides information on the value of U.S. digital trade and the potential growth of this trade and the contributions of digital trade to the U.S. economy.  Includes a survey of U.S. firms in industries particularly involved in digital trade.  From the United States International Trade Commission

 

Next Page »