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Right along with the rest of the world, the Computer Aided Design (CAD) industry suffered severe setbacks in the recession of 2008-2009. Fortunately, in 2010 world economies are recovering and so are parts of the CAD industry. Because CAD tools are used in architecture, manufacture, plant design, assembly, tool design, mapping and Geographical Information Systems  (GIS), recovery is decidedly uneven. For example the architecture industry was the first to feel the recession and it will take the longest to recover. On the other hand, the automotive industry, which saw a spectacular meltdown in 2009, is coming back more ...
A Fine Balance: Optimize Marketing Automation and Merchandising ...
Retailers seeking higher conversion rates must adopt an “innovation attitude” to guide them amid a fertile landscape for new ideas, advanced technology and customer behavior learnings. So advised speaker after speaker at the Merchandise Summit  held earlier this month in sunny Huntington Beach, California. Despite the pleasant weather, attendees stayed focused in the conference rooms (strategically chosen for their lack of windows!). It’s clear there is a pressing need to optimize the use of both new and old technologies to create compelling customer experiences, especially in today’s socially connected marketplace. ... market research, surveys and trends
'After the financial crisis: green growth?' « CentreForum's Blog
At a time when the need to reduce carbon emissions is urgent – and sources of growth appear scarce – Europe’s governments are hoping that they can stimulate the ‘green economy’ through taxes to improve price incentives, by underwriting the risk of investing in new technologies or by directly subsidising companies that produce them. But what of the economic costs of the transition to a low carbon economy? Will industrial activism work? And is current government investment in green technology being done correctly? These were the questions that the four panellists at CentreForum’s ‘green growth’ seminar sought to answer. market research, surveys and trends


Cleantech investment in 2007 up 43 percent, tops $3 billion ...
Venture capital investments into clean technology companies last year was $3.04 billion globally, and of those a solid 83 percent of the companies were in the United States. The data, compiled by Dow Jones VentureSource ,  suggests the industry is more bubbly than indicated a few months ago by Thompson Financial / NVCA stats , which showed cleantech investments for the first three quarters of the year at $2.6 billion. Dow Jones counts deals differently, however, and didn’t include some of the mega-fundings like the $500 million investment in Delta Hydrocarbon BV that Thompson factored into its total. Instead, Dow Jones ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Strengthening the Rural Economy - Investing in the Education and ...
A centerpiece of the Administration’s policies for rural America is its effort to strengthen the rural workforce and improve the quality of life for rural Americans.  As described in Section II, there are significant gaps in educational attainment and in the quality and availability of health care between rural and urban communities.  These gaps arise in part because rural areas face several unique challenges in achieving high-quality education and health care.  First, the recruitment of high-quality teachers and health care professionals may be more challenging; for example, rural professionals often face ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Methven Forecasts Reasonable Lift in Yearly Profit
Luxury showerware designer and international marketer, Methven, is targeting a reasonable lift in Net Profit for the year ending 31 March 2011, Net Debt to be in line with prior year at around $17.4 million, cash flows to remain healthy and dividends to be maintained. This would equate to a gross dividend yield of close to 11.0 per cent based on the current share price. “We’re picking a creditable improvement in profitability for the full year, holding Net Debt to current levels, even after an anticipated increase in debt of 15-20 per cent at half year due to planned capital expenditure for growth. We also aim to ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Obama's Anti-Business Policies Are Our Economic Katrina
The growing divide and tension between the Obama administration and the business world is a cause for national concern. As Clive Crook wrote in the Financial Times , Obama is "a president under business attack." He is certainly under sharp criticism and for good reason: He has lost the confidence of much of the business community, whose worries over taxes, the dramatically increased costs of new regulation, and a general perception that the administration is hostile toward them and may take yet harsher steps, are holding back investment and growth. In the midst of a weak economy accompanied by levels of unemployment ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Investing in Canadian research and development
Investing in new technologies has traditionally been regarded as high risk - but also as potentially very rewarding. Recognizing the risks as- ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Technology | The Obama-Biden Transition Team
"Let us be the generation that reshapes our economy to compete in the digital age. Let's set high standards for our schools and give them the resources they need to succeed. Let's recruit a new army of teachers, and give them better pay and more support in exchange for more accountability. Let's make college more affordable, and let's invest in scientific research, and let's lay down broadband lines through the heart of inner cities and rural towns all across America." -- Barack Obama Presidential Announcement Speech in Springfield, IL February 10 ,2007 Barack Obama and Joe Biden understand the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Volume 6
establishments investing in new process technology. This result holds even when he controls for unobserved differences across establishments (using the fact ...
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How can the government reduce unemployment? - Yahoo! Answers
The way that you ask the question makes me think that you have a mistaken impression about the role of the federal government. The 10th amendment precludes the federal government from doing anything that directly affects the individual. Market forces can be put into play that makes it likely that people would choose to work, but you cannot force people to do so. That would be called socialism, and whenever you hear that coming you should run the other way, because people will die where it comes to rest. Besides. The unemployment rate is just a number. It only weakens the ability of people to change jobs, or to get jobs, but ...
What effect did entrepreneurs have upon the Industrial Revolution ...
They were either wealthy individuals or groups of business men who were willing to take a risk in investing in new technologies and inventions. Because of their risk, the industries were able to take off and thus get more investors to invest in their machinery, both present and future. 1 year ago Asker's Rating: Asker's Comment: d There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . Member since: March 07, 2008 Total points: 1998 (Level 3) They figured out how to make it profitable. Not only did they create products, they created markets. 1 year ago