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Zone

1. See: Free trade zone.

2. In marketing, an area that a single sales representative or team of sales representatives are assigned to cover. A sales representative whose zone is, for example, Oklahoma, is not allowed to try to sell products in Texas and vice versa. This helps prevents sales reps from competing with each other for commissions.
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If it stagnates, we will switch to another offense to put the zone out of rhythm.
It's confusing enough to figure out where the zones begin and where they end when they're sparsely located, as they tend to be in suburban neighborhoods.
The zone concept also brought administrative personnel in direct contact with officers on their beats.
As noted, such employees must perform substantially all of their services within an empowerment zone in the employer's trade or business, and must have principal residences within the zone while performing their services.
A "qualified employee" must meet both of the following tests: (1) at least 90% of his services must be directly related to the conduct of the trade or business located in the Zone and (2) he must perform at least 50% of his services in the Zone.
While some measurements suggestthat the zone is locked, these results have yet to convince many scientists.
This makes the economic benefits of doing business in the zone available to even more Lancaster businesses,'' said Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts.
Businesses already in the zone can qualify for benefits, along with new businesses relocating or expanding into the zone.
The new site contains information on zone business incentives, profiles on companies located in the zone and a zone boundary map.
In April, the San Fernando Valley Interim Joint Powers Authority submitted a draft operational and financial plan for the zone to the MTA for its review.
During the 2005 exploration season RGRI carried out a systematic assay verification program to confirm the drilling results reported by Gulf for the NW Zone; completed a detailed 3D IP survey over the NW Zone to determine if the zone has a distinctive signature; sampled several areas in the vicinity of the NW Zone that host similar mineralization and/or alteration features and completed reconnaissance 3D IP surveys over two of these prospective areas.
I expect that the zone proponents will respond that these types of cuts are necessary because of the new union-friendly legislation and that if only they would be allowed to contract out service - as is the case for Foothill Transit - they could prove the cost savings.