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Main Title Discovery and innovation : federal research and development activities in the fifty states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Fossum, Donna
Publisher Rand,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 44461829
ISBN 0833028448; 9780833028440
Subjects Research, Industrial--United States--States--Directories. ; Industry. ; Universities. ; Research, Industrial--U.S. states. ; Technische Innovation. ; USA.
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  T176.D57 2000 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/14/2004
Collation lv, 646 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Notes
"The importance and value of research and development (R & D) is universally recognized. R & D has a profound impact on every aspect of our lives - affecting the air we breath, the food we eat, and the water we drink; the ailments we suffer; the way we communicate; and the manner in which we traverse our cities, our planet, and beyond. This national investment in our future also has a major effect on the economy, because entire industries - transportation, pharmaceuticals, computers, telecommunications - are rooted in R & D and its continuing output." "The local and regional impacts of federal R & D activities are equally important and of direct consequence to all Americans. Little wonder that states and localities compete with each other to attract federal R & D support to their jurisdictions." "This report, based largely on the RaDiUS database developed by RAND, allows policymakers and the public for the first time to break down the complex federal R & D portfolio into its component state and local elements. It details the full range of federal R & D activities in terms of the individual laboratories, centers, universities, and companies performing the research, doing the studies, and conducting the analyses. It reveals that virtually every community in the nation has a direct stake in the federal R & D enterprise."--Jacket.