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HIGH. This word has various significations: 1. Principal or chief, as high constable, high sheriff. 2. Prominent, in a bad sense, as high treason. 3. Open, not confined, as high seas.

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WASHINGTON, DC--US high-tech exports totaled $214billion in 2007, down 3% compared to 2006, according to AeA (aeanet.org).
Growth in the high-tech field is also occurring outside the United States.
With the potential to pump millions of dollars into local economies through wages and tax revenues, it's understandable why any city would want to attract high-tech companies.
Also, a high-tech job in Arkansas usually pays significantly less than elsewhere in the United States, with an average wage of $51,168 compared with the national average of $75,501.
businesses are expected to retire hundreds of millions of high-tech assets--computers, servers, monitors, printers, networking equipment, etc.--each year for the foreseeable future.
Why have Japanese high-tech electronics manufacturers changed to a strategy of increased investment at home?
Tim Pletcher, director of applied research at Central Michigan University, has his own definition of a high-tech classroom.
At first, High-Tech buildings were limited to small pavilions, houses, warehouses and small factories in the suburbs and countryside.
The high-tech industry is vital to the nation's economy and its future.
The outsourcing of jobs is taking place not just in the high-tech sector, but also in healthcare (where transcription, medical records and radiologic imaging is at risk), as well as in the public sector.
The flow of ideas between high-tech cities accelerated in the 1990s with the boom in telecommunications infrastructure (e.g., the Internet).
FedNor and Human Resource Development Canada have contributed about $139,000 to hire four high-tech staffers and furnish the centre.