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A technology network for economic development

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A technology delivery system designed to provide small and medium-sized businesses with improved access to technological resources for enhancing their productivity and competitiveness has been tested under controlled conditions in the southeastern United States. The demonstration project involved federal research laboratories, state universities, National Information Service and Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and technology users in the private sector. The results of the 18 month project are reported and assessed to identify the conditions for the establishment of a national technology network for small and medium sized firms.

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This work, reported herein, was performed while Dr. Gee was on assignment to the National Technical Information Service of the Department of Commerce.

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Fatzinger, G.B., Gee, S. A technology network for economic development. J Technol Transfer 4, 27–36 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02179593

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Keywords

  • United States
  • Economic Growth
  • Economic Development
  • Delivery System
  • Private Sector