Statistics for Specific Industries A great deal of data about specific industries is collected by federal government agencies. This information can be valuable when developing your business plan, refining your business strategy and managing your business over time. For information on the standards used to classify industries and businesses, visit the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS Codes) website. Select the topic of interest below to jump to that section on this page. Agriculture Agriculture Economic Research Service
Data – CISER CISER is all about Data; finding, depositing, understanding, and working with data in a range of secure environments – whatever level of security is required by the data provider – and more. CISER Data Archive CISER has an extensive data collection with emphasis on labor, political, and social behavior, demography, economics, and health. The collection includes federal and state census files, administrative records, public opinion surveys, economic and social data from national and international organizations, along with studies compiled by individual researchers. For more information, see the Data Archive Mission Statement. International Terrorism: Attributes of Terrorist Events
5 facts about the minimum wage Even though the federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 an hour since 2009, most Americans are now covered by higher minimums set by state and local laws – from Los Angeles to New York state to Washington, D.C. Organized labor and anti-poverty groups continue to push for $15 an hour as the new standard for all workers paid hourly, though given Republican control of Congress that prospect appears dim. While the idea of raising the minimum wage is broadly popular, a Pew Research Center survey this past August found clear partisan and racial differences in support. Overall, 52% of people favored increasing the federal minimum to $15 an hour, but that idea was favored by just 21% of Trump supporters (versus 82% of Clinton backers). Injury Data and Resources - Homepage Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content Related Sites Injury Data and Resources
The Dignity for All Students Act New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The Dignity Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012. Amendments to the act are effective as of July 1, 2013 and are noted below under ***DIGNITY ACT NEWS***. The original legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 – Dignity for All Students. Additionally, under the Dignity Act, schools will be responsible for collecting and reporting data regarding material incidents of discrimination and harassment. The Updated Resource and Promising Practices Guide for School Administrators & Faculty is Available!
Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information(Business Reference Services, Library of Congress) A Selection from: A Guide to Finding Business Information at the Library of Congress This 4th edition of The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information, while thoroughly updated to focus on titles published in the last five years, builds strongly on the excellent foundation provided by Business Reference Specialist, Robert Jackson, who compiled the the 3rd Edition, which in turn was based on an original guide prepared under the aegis of the Library of Congress Business Enrichment Advisory Team (BEAT). Thus, while maintaining the basic outline of the guide, most of the content within those sections has been updated to reflect new editions, if available, or to highlight recently published titles on those topics. Where tables of contents and publishers' descriptions are available, we have included links to this additional information. For additional information about this guide, please consult the Introduction. If you have any further questions, please Ask A Librarian.
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Bottled Water Facts Why is bottled water a concern? Here are just a few reasons… Making bottles to meet America’s demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year1. And that’s not even including the oil used for transportation.The energy we waste using bottled water would be enough to power 190,000 homes2.Last year, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles, but only recycled 38.3Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year. The World Factbook People from nearly every country share information with CIA, and new individuals contact us daily. If you have information you think might interest CIA due to our foreign intelligence collection mission, there are many ways to reach us. If you know of an imminent threat to a location inside the U.S., immediately contact your local law enforcement or FBI Field Office. For threats outside the U.S., contact CIA or go to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and ask for the information to be passed to a U.S. official.
Library and Information Studies (LIS) Department of Library and Information Studies Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Services Office of Admissions Strategic Management The Strategic Planning ProcessAn overview of the strategic planning process including mission statement, environmental scan, strategy formulation, implementation, and control. Business Vision and Mission StatementUses a framework proposed by Collins and Porras to describe three components of business vision including core values, core purpose, and visionary goals. Hierarchical Levels of StrategyDescribes the role of strategy at the corporate level, business unit level, and functional or department level of the firm. PEST AnalysisHow a PEST analysis fits into the environmental scan.