Who would have thought ideas meant to facilitate mail delivery would not only help nearly everyone in the country, but also boost the economy as well?
Take, for instance, the U.S. Postal Service’s Address Management System (AMS), a database of around 127 million deliverable addresses. Since its inception, the Postal Service has kept track of addresses to assure continuity and currency of location information. Every change-of-address that is filed – 36 million in 2019 alone – updates the AMS.