within their borders would have a number of advantages. Making awards in parallel with state governments would:
The Steering Committee *
Schachtel and Maryann P. Feldman, Reinforcing Interactions Between the Advanced Technology Program and State Technology Programs, Volume 1: A Guide to State Business Assistance Programs for New Technology Creation and Commercialization, NIST GCR 00-78, April 2000.
45 Feldman and Kelley, The Case for Government R&D Additionality, op. cit., conclude that “winning an ATP award significantly increases the firm's success in attracting additional funds from other sources for R&D activities.” Their findings “provide strong evidence that the ATP award confers a halo effect on winners that makes them more likely to attract other funding when compared to non-winners of the same size…with projects of similar business and technical quality.”
* For the Committee membership, see the front matter.