CREST 1: California Science and Technology Indicators

Release Date: August 31, 1999 | Last Updated Date: August 31, 1999

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This report, part of a series prepared for the California Report on the Environment for Science and Technology (CREST), presents an overview of science and technology indicators for California based on data collected by the federal government. The federal government conducts surveys of industrial and academic expenditures for research and development, as well as tracking federal expenditures, patent statistics, and other science and technology indicators.

The first comprehensive assessment of the state’s science and technology indicators, CREST draws on extensive research and analysis and offers recommendations for how industry leaders, academic planners, and state policy makers can respond more effectively to a high-tech economy. CREST addresses the absence of a regularly executed strategic planning process for the California economy by providing essential information upon which strategic and tactical decisions can be based.