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Accession Number PB2013-100430
Title Businesses Concentrate Their R&D in a Small Number of Geographic Areas in the United States.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author B. Shackelford
Abstract Businesses perform a large share of their research and development in a small number of geographic areas, two of the largest being the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland combined statistical area (CSA) and the New York-Newark-Bridgeport CSA, according to data from the Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS). This finding is based on data reported by the subset of all BRDIS respondents known to have performed $3 million or more of R&D in the United States in any of the 4 years preceding 2008 (hereafter referred to as large-R&D companies). Although estimates of the total amount of business R&D performed in each metropolitan area are not yet available, data are available for large-R&D companies, which account for the majority of R&D performed in the United States. In 2008 a total of 2,370 of these large-R&D companies responded to new questions in BRDIS asking companies to report the address of their largest R&D location in the United States and the amount of R&D performed at that location.
Keywords Bridgeport(Connecticut)
Geographic areas
Location analysis
Metropolitan areas
New Jersey
New York
New York(New York)
Newark(New Jersey)
Research and development
San Francisco(California)
San Jose(California)
Statistical data

Source Agency National Science Foundation
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Ocean Sciences.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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