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News Release 10-178

NSF Releases New Statistics on Business Innovation

Data provide first look at incidence of innovation by businesses operating in the United States

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Preliminary figures from the National Science Foundation's new Business R&D and Innovation Survey--fielded for the first time in 2009--indicate that some 22 percent of companies in manufacturing industries and operated in the United States reported one or more product innovations in the period 2006-08 and about 22 percent introduced process innovations during the same period.

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