A supply chain is adding value to a product

A supply chain is adding value to a product. (Think of cotton starting in a field, being turned into cotton thread, then a shirt, then a designer shirt.) At the point of extraction the value added to the product is $10. At the point of manufacture the value added to the product is an additional $12. At the point of the wholesaler the value added is an additional $14. Then finally at the point of retail sale the value added is an additional $16.

Public budgeting and finance

A generous donor intends to give the West Chester University Foundation a donation—but has presented the Foundation with two options for the donation: $675,000 today or $925,000 in ten years. Given the Foundation can invest money at 9% interest, calculate the return on investment for the two options and advise the Foundation as to whether they should take the money now or wait.