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Earl Gregg Swem Library

JFCOM Economic Impact Brief No. 1

Categories: Business/Economics,Defense/Military,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Describes the origin, mission, and structure of the Joint Forces Command, headquartered in Norfolk.  Also provides information on the number of military, civilian, and contractor jobs connected to the command, the value of top support contracts, and the total impact of JFCOM on the regional economy.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

The Role of Younger and Older Business Establishments in the U.S. Labor Market

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Extends the debate about the relative contributions of large and small businesses to the U.S. economy to the issue of younger versus older business establishments and how well new businesses survive.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2009: Preliminary Results

Categories: Births/Deaths,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on a preliminary total of 4,340 fatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2009, the smallest annual preliminary total since records began in 1992.   Attributes the lower total to economic factors and fewer total hours worked.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Heat Illness Among High School Athletes: United States, 2005-2009

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education,Health/Medical,Statistics

Looks at the prevalence and severity of heat illness cases among high school athletes at a sample of 100 schools.  Estimates that more than 9,000 cases occur per year, with football players having the greatest vulnerability.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2007-08

Categories: Education,Statistics

First look at data on revenues and expenditures per pupil made by school districts.  Reports on median per pupil revenue and expenditure data per state.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Student Financing of Undergraduate Education: 2007-08

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Information on financial aid that was provided to students enrolled in undergraduate postsecondary education programs in the U.S.   Includes cost of  tuition and fees, price of attendance, type of financial aid received by source, out-of-pocket costs, and financial need.  These are shown by the enrollment and demographic characteristics of students.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Remarks of Governor Bob McDonnell to the Joint Meeting of the Senate Finance, House Appropriations, and House Finance Committees

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Text of the Governor’s address to the money committees of the General Assembly. Announces a $403 million surplus at the close of the 2010  fiscal year.  From the Office of the Governor.

State Bicycle Policy Plan

Categories: Recreation/Travel,Transportation,Virginia Issues

The purpose of this plan is to establish a vision for the future of bicycling in Virginia and to increase the use of bicycling for all purposes while improving safety and comfort of cyclists.  From the Virginia Department of Transportation

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