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Wallar Retires From Nathan After Career Dedicated to Public Service

James G. Wallar, Nathan Associates Inc.’s senior vice president for international development, is retiring after seven years with the firm and a career in public service spanning more than three decades. “It’s always sad to leave good colleagues and good work,” he said. “I just decided there should be something next in my life.” The impact of Jim’s labors extends well beyond Nathan—where he strengthened the organization, inspired colleagues, and helped expand the firm’s presence in Southeast Asia—and his career at the U.S. Treasury Department. Over the years, he contributed ...
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Indian Gaming Industry Report, 2009-2010, Released

Recession and Public Policies Curb Industry Growth December 10, 2009?Dr. Alan Meister, author of the annual Indian Gaming Industry Report, attributes the slower growth of Indian gaming in 2008 to the recession. The slowing growth pattern of previous years, however, was the result of public policies designed to restrict the supply of Indian gaming. Frequently cited by the press, the report is a trusted resource for government and regulatory agencies, investors, and the industry itself, as well as associated industries. According to the report, revenue from Indian gaming facilities was ...
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Livelihood of 1,500 Sri Lankan Women Restored After Tsunami

Joining hands with Sri Lanka’s coir industry, the USAID-funded Competitiveness Program managed by Nathan Associates distributed 500 coir spinning reels to village women. “When the tsunami washed away thousands of homes along Sri Lanka’s southern coast last December, hundreds of village women lost their spinning reels in the disaster. Spinning reels are simple hand-turned machines used to spin coir fiber into yarn and yarn into rope, which is then sold to a weaver. Operated by three women usually from the same household, the reels allow each woman to earn 100 ...