Background Information

Summary of South Pacific Tsunami Events 2009

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Comments for the Tsunami Event - from NOAA Geophysical Data Center

Felt Reports

Expanding Tourism, Growing Tourism Industry

American Samoa Visitors Bureau Homepage: An example of an effort to increase tourism as part of an Economic Development Strategy for American Samoa.

Shaping New Regionalism in the Pacific Islands: Back to the Future?

A background paper on regional cooperation and collaboration among small island nations in the South Pacific.

Improving Employment Opportunities in Pacific Island Developing Countries

Focus on Fiji, Vanuatu, Kirabati, PNG, Tonga, but policy discussion is relevant to American Samoa, and statistical comparisons include other Pacific Islands.

2012 American Samoa Community College Combined Research and Extension Plan of Work

American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Division of Community and Natural Resources (CNR) is submitting this joint Extension and Research Plan of Work Update for the period 2012-2016.
This plan focuses on the Hatch and Smith-Lever projects being implemented as a result of stakeholder and program inputs.  Consistent with NIFA priorities, CNR's "Planned Programs" are:

Overview of BusinessUSA

An overview of BusinessUSA, a cross-agency initiative to make it easier for American Businesses to access the services they need to grow and hire.

Education Recovery Grant Awards in Insular Areas

Excerpts from a report on grants for education jobs in Insular Areas. The report is part of the record for the 2012 Interagency Group on Insular Areas: 


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