Economic development (51 - 60 of 92 items)
Management of Trade Adjustment Program Shows Progress
CED-82-58: Published: Apr 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1982.
GAO reviewed the financial assistance provided to import-impacted firms under the Trade Act of 1974 to help Congress decide whether to reauthorize the firm assistance section of the Act before its expiration date.Few of the import-impacted firms that received financial assistance under the Act have made the adjustments needed to successfully compete with other firms. While the program is designed...
Assessment of Certain Planning Activities of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments
GGD-82-25: Published: Jan 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1982.
A congressional request was made for an evaluation of four Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) studies dealing with housing, economic development, environmental air quality, and transportation. GAO responded to a concern about the usefulness of the studies and whether the benefits and results were worth the federal funds used to finance the studies.Most persons GAO intervi...
The Cooperative Extension Service
117652: Feb 17, 1982
The Cooperative Extension Service, consisting of federal, state, and local agricultural offices, was established primarily to provide farmers with information and to encourage them to improve their farming methods. The range of programs offered by the Extension Service and the audiences served have broadened considerably. The Extension Service's enabling legislation is general enough so that inter...
Consolidated List of Persons or Firms Currently Debarred
B-3368: Published: Jan 4, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1982.
A list was presented of persons or firms currently debarred for violations of various public contracts acts incorporating labor standards provisions...
Federal Disaster Assistance
088051: Jul 21, 1981
No summary is currently available...
Department of Agriculture's Germplasm Program
088053: Jun 24, 1981
No summary is currently available...
Need To Determine Whether Existing Federal Programs Can Meet the Needs of Women Entrepreneurs
CED-81-90: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise to promote women entrepreneurs and to suggest ways to improve such activities.The SBA and the Interagency Committee have not given enough attention to using existing SBA and other Federal resources to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs. Their attention has been...
Similar Business Assistance Programs of Two Federal Agencies Have Potential for Duplication
CED-81-26: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
The university-based management and technical assistance programs administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) were reviewed. Comparisons were made of the similarities, differences, and possible duplications between the programs.The problem-solving or counseling assistance provided under both programs is alike in many respects. The EDA p...
Cost and Benefits of Government Regulation: An Environmental Dilemma
114262: Jan 1, 1981
There are three principal issues which need to be addressed in the broad spectrum of government environmental regulation: (1) what the nature of environmental regulation is; (2) its costs and benefits; and (3) how environmental regulation can be simplified and the cost reduced. Environmental regulation generally takes two forms: technology-based regulation and risk-assessment-based regulation. In...
Certain Activities of the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, New York
HRD-81-23: Published: Dec 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 24, 1980.
GAO reviewed activities of the Economic Opportunity Commission and the Community Economic Development Corporation in Nassau County, New York. It was alleged that Emergency Energy Assistance Program (EEAP) funds were used for other purposes or were unaccounted for. The Commission commingled the funds with other Community Services Administration funds in the same bank account and made advances from...