- Subject index
The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.
Chapter : General Policy and Analysis
Industrial Production, Manufacturing
Census Bureau (Commerce Dept.), Manufacturing and Construction, 4600 Silver Hill Rd., #8K151, Suitland, MD 20746 (mailing address: 4600 Silver Hill Rd., Washington, DC 20233); (301) 763-4750. Fax, (301) 763-8398. Edward Watkins III, Chief.
Collects, tabulates, and publishes statistics for the manufacturing and construction sectors of the Economic Census.
Economic Development Administration (Commerce Dept.), 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., #71014, 20230; (202) 482-5081. John Fleming, Assistant Secretary. Public Affairs, (202) 482-4085.
Assists U.S. firms in increasing their competitiveness against foreign imports. Certifies eligibility and provides domestic firms and industries adversely affected by increased imports with technical assistance under provisions of the Trade Act of 1974. Administers eleven regional Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers that offer services to eligible U.S. firms.