(in a business) the total funds invested in an enterprise.
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How to use capital investment in a sentence
After years of rising venture capital investment and a wave of huge rounds, many startups and unicorns could leave the private markets this year or the next.
In selling the Amazon project to the community, local governments have emphasized these long-term capital investments will benefit all users, not just Amazon and related businesses.Coming in the next decade: National Landing adds buses, trains, sidewalks, streets | Patricia Sullivan | January 1, 2021 | Washington Post
In the funding stages, companies this year saw new trends in venture capital investment.Why investors jumped on board the SPAC ‘gravy train’ | ehinchliffe | December 18, 2020 | Fortune
We’ve increased our capital investment over the last few years in our processing facilities.One million text messages and betting on green hydrogen: A Q&A with Fortescue Metals CEO Elizabeth Gaines | Erika Fry | December 7, 2020 | Fortune
Rakuten, however, has been able to enter the market with less than half of the capital investment that is typically required, Mikitani said.Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten has a plan to conquer the telecom industry | Jeff | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
The trouble is that this high level of capital investment does not seem to be buying improved outcomes.
By contrast, after Ronald Reagan helped lead to declining unionization, capital investment was disappointing in the 1980s.
So did capital investment, rising from some $11 billion in 1933 (in 2000 dollars) to $91 billion in 1937.
In the 2000s, when unions seem almost nonexistent, median wages have fallen, and capital investment has been persistently weak.
By doubling his capital investment he raises, not twice as much produce, but ten times as much.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
Don't, by all that's sacred, throw away such a capital investment through ignorance and informality.Legends and Tales | Bret Harte
The immediate necessity was to reduce wasteful overhead at Marlborough and to liquidate non-essential capital investment.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia | C. Malcolm Watkins
Its object is not to do away with any return on the capital investment.The Principles of Economics | Frank A. Fetter
I am going in for Rivers's because it seems such a capital investment.At His Gates, Vol. 1(of 3) | Margaret Oliphant