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Enterprise Zones: The Urban Jobs and Enterprise Zone Act of 1981

Description: "Enterprise zones” as a concept originated in England in the late 1970s. The idea is to free specified urban areas of taxes and Government regulations to encourage private business investment and create new jobs. There is little in the way of direct empirical evidence to indicate whether and how such an approach would work. There is considerable interest in the concept, however, since other Federal urban assistance programs (such as Urban Renewal in the 1950s, Model Cities in the 1960s, and Urban Development Action Grant more recently -- since 1978) have not produced in sufficient amount the desired results in creating jobs for the unemployed in inner cities.
Date: July 23, 1982
Creator: Breckenridge, Charlotte
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Enterprise Zones as a Concept

Description: "Enterprise zones" as a concept originated in England in the late 1970s. The idea is to free certain specified urban areas of taxes and government regulations to encourage private business investment and create new jobs. Empirical evidence to support the concept is lacking. This paper contains a discussion of the concept of enterprise zones, without reference to any legislative proposals in the United States. Analyses of legislation will appear as prime sponsors introduce new bills.
Date: March 26, 1981
Creator: Breckenridge, Charlotte
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: Report that provides a general perspective on the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) system. The first section discusses free trade zones worldwide. The second section focuses on the U.S. FTZ program --its history, administrative mechanism, structure, growth and industry concentration, and benefits and costs. The third section focuses on current issues for Congress relating to the U.S. FTZ program.
Date: September 5, 2012
Creator: Bolle, Mary Jane & Williams, Brock R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: Members of Congress have demonstrated their interest in the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) system through hearings and legislation over the past seven decades. The program may enhance the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, support employment opportunities, and impact U.S. tariff revenues. Balancing these potential gains, others argue that the program may also be trade distorting, and may play a role in misallocating resources in the economy as a whole. This report provides a general perspective on the U.S. FTZ system. It is divided into three parts. As background, the first section discusses free trade zones worldwide. The second section focuses on the U.S. FTZ program—its history, administrative mechanism, structure, growth and industry concentration, and benefits and costs. The third section focuses on current issues for Congress relating to the U.S. FTZ program.
Date: August 28, 2012
Creator: Bolle, Mary Jane & Williams, Brock R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

METALLURGY DIVISION SEMIANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT FOR PERIOD ENDING OCTOBER 10, 1954

Description: A study was made of fiber-texture type of preferred orientation in extruded Al rods and brass sheeting. Experiments to purify Zr by the zone- melting techniques were studied. Several transformation products of the decomposition of the BETA eutectoid of the Ag--Zr system were identified. The tempering of the martensitic structure of a hypoeutectoid Ag-- Zr was studied. Metallurgical treatments for the recovery of U from spent stainless steel fuel elements were investigated. Physical properties and radiation stability of the Si-- SiC fuel element material were investigated. The development and fabrication of a uniform fuel-bearing sandwich plate were continued. Methods of welding stainless steel were studied. An evaluation study was made of brazing alloys on the basis of corrosion resistance, neutron economy, flow temperature, availability, and cost. (C.H.)
Date: August 31, 1955
Creator: Bridges, W.H. ed.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Caribbean Basin Initiative

Description: The Reagan Administration has proposed legislation which would seek to use trade and aid to promote political stability and economic growth in the Caribbean Basin region. Among other things, it would create a one-way free trade zone, where the small nations of the region would have an opportunity for export-led growth through duty-free access to the U.S. market. It would also provide $350 million in economic aid for 1982 to El Salvador and other Caribbean countries.
Date: September 19, 1983
Creator: Sanford, Jonathan E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Enterprise Zones

Description: The enclosed material discusses the concept of urban enterprise zones, outlines the administration's proposals for the zones, and includes the major arguments for and against their creation. Because of considerable congressional interest in the enterprise zone concept, we have included a comparison of the major bills relating to enterprise zones introduced in the 97th Congress along with a bibliography for those who desire to research the subject in greater detail.
Date: April 30, 1982
Creator: Breckenridge, Charlotte
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Initial Science Plan of the Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study

Description: This Initial Science Plan identifies key environmental changes that affect the people and societies of the regions of Asia affected by monsoons. The plan pinpoints people and environments which are most vulnerable to monsoon damage. The plan ends with a reflection on important scientific issues and lists a number of future actions for the Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study.
Date: September 25, 2006
Creator: Fu, Congbin & De Vries, Fritz Penning
Partner: UNT Libraries

Life Zone Investigations in Wyoming

Description: Characterizes five transcontinental life zones in Wyoming; defines their extent and limits; lists mammal, breeding bird, reptile, amphibian, and plant species; and provides notes on distribution and abundance of trees observed during the survey.
Date: October 3, 1917
Creator: Cary, Merritt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Biological Survey of Alabama

Description: Booklet describing the biology of Alabama in two sections: (1) physiography and life zones, and (2) mammals. It also includes an annotated species list of mammals, bibliography, and index starting on page 81.
Date: October 28, 1921
Creator: Howell, Arthur H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Life Zones and Crop Zones of New Mexico

Description: Discusses geography, climate, agricultural practices, and crops of each life zone in New Mexico. Provides mammal, breeding bird, reptile, amphibian, and plant species list for each zone. Includes a life zone map.
Date: September 5, 1913
Creator: Bailey, Vernon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE RATE-CONTROLLING STEP OF THE MASS-TRANSFER PROCESS AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORROSION ATTACK

Description: Equations are derived which relate the distribution of corrosion attack or cold-zone deposits with the ratecontrolling step of a system which exhibits a thermalgradient mass transfer. Characteristic distributions of attack and deposition are illustrated for thermalgradient mass-transfer processes which are: (1) hotzone controlled, (2) cold-zone controlled, and (3) both hot-zone and cold- zone controlled and the limitations of the method are discussed. It is concluded that both the hot-zone and cold-zone processes must be understood before the conditions leading to the least undesirable distribution of attack can be specified. (auth)
Date: July 16, 1958
Creator: Scott, J.L. & Prados, J.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An IBM-704 Code for a Harmonics Method Applied to Two-Region Spherical Reactors

Description: An IBM-704 computer code for the harmonics method of criticality calculation for two-region spherical reactors is described. In the harmonics method, the criticality condition corresponds to the vanishing of a certain infiniteorder determinant; in practice, this condition is replaced by equating a finite-order approximating determinant to zero. By hand, the calculations can be performed conveniently only for second-order approximating determinants. The approximating determinant with the described code is customarily of the seventh order. Losses of significant figures prevented the use of larger determinants. The machine running time per case is generally about 30 sec. (auth)
Date: March 15, 1960
Creator: Chalkley, R.; Nestor, C. W., Jr. & Tobias, M. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Afghanistan and Pakistan Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs), H.R. 1318/H.R. 1886/H.R. 2410 and S. 496: Issues and Arguments

Description: This report discusses proposed legislation that would establish a unilateral U.S. trade preference program for Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan. The legislation would permit certain goods produced in designated geographic areas called Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs) to be imported into the United States duty-free.
Date: October 15, 2009
Creator: Bolle, Mary Jane
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plant communities as bioclimate indicators on Isla Navarino, one of the southernmost forested areas of the world

Description: This article focuses on Isla Navarino (Chile) to understand changes in plant community composition and plant diversity and their relation to climatic factors along an altitudinal gradient.
Date: September 29, 2016
Creator: Molina, José Antonio; Lumbreras, Ana; Benavent-González, Albert; Rozzi, Ricardo & Sancho, Leopoldo G.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences