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The News Is Good At Some Field Centers

By Keith Cowing
May 10, 2010
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NASA Ames Stimulates Economy with Jobs, Innovation
“NASA’s Ames Research Center generated 5,300 jobs and $877 million in total annual economic activity in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area in 2009, according to a new economic benefits study. The study found that nationally, NASA Ames supports more than 8,400 jobs and generates $1.3 billion in annual economic activity. Coordinated by the NASA Research Park Office and prepared by Emeryville-based Bay Area Economics (BAE) in association with Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations and Management’s San Francisco office, the study also reported that NASA Ames produced 5,900 jobs and contributed $932 million to California’s economy in 2009. The study also forecast that NASA Ames’ total economic impacts will grow significantly as its NASA Research Park (NRP) is completed.”
Keith’s 5:50 pm EDT note: Weird. ARC PAO sent this out at 3:38 pm EDT and they haven’t even bothered to get it on their website. You’d think they’d be crowing about this information.
Keith’s 10 May 6:20 pm EDT update: It took more than 2 hours but ARC PAO finally got this important press release online. Alas, still no mention of it on the Ames Research Park website yet even though it is prominently mentioned in the release. No one out in the real world seems to have these PR and web server issues – just NASA.
Keith’s 11 May 4:30 pm EDT update: There is a link to the report associated with this news on the Ames Research Park. Someday, perhaps ARC PAO will learn how to coordinate things like this a little better.

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