New business development is encouraged through Guam’s Development Fund Act. Loans, lines of credit, and loan guarantees are provided to eligible entrepreneurs, particularly in Guam’s focus sectors of agriculture, fishing, manufacturing, and tourism.
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Three waves of Health IT Investment: Health information exchanges, electronic health records and tools for health analysis.
Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) support secure electronic sharing ofpatient health information among authorized caregivers, patients, public healthauthorities, and other providers of healthcare and payment services acrossdifferent settings and geographical areas. For example, a physician treatinga patient would be able to get authorization from the patient to access thepatient’s entire medical history including a list of current medications, knownallergies, and other vital information originally recorded in multiple systemsacross caregivers.
The Future Highway and Public Transportation Finance Study was commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce through the National Chamber Foundation. The objective of this two-phased study is to identify funding mechanisms to meet national highway and transit investment needs. Phase I focuses on short-term funding for the period 2005 through 2015, starting with the reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). It examines Federal options that would increase Federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenues, and options that could enable and stimulate greater investment by states, local government, and the private sector. Phase II addresses long-term funding mechanisms, including alternatives to the current fuel tax-based system.
Manufacturer survey results on environmental sustainability consisting mostly of companies operating regionally in the US with under $5 million in annual revenue. Gathered from a broad range of companies with a focus on services from financial to telecommunications to travel.