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Secretary Gina Raimondo Secretary Gina Raimondo is the 40th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Operating as usual

The Biden economic plan is working.
03/02/2023

The Biden economic plan is working.

03/02/2023

When President Biden took office, the unemployment rate was 6.3%. Today, it’s just 3.4%.

That’s the lowest in 53 years.

02/02/2023

30 years after the signing of the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act, our work still remains. The U.S. is the only industrialized country that doesn't have paid leave.

It’s unacceptable – and it’s time we change it.

02/02/2023

The unemployment rate is near record lows for Black and Hispanic Americans – and at a record low for people with disabilities.

We’re building an economy that works for all Americans.

The Economic Census is the most comprehensive measure of the U.S. economy – and invitations are being mailed out now to ...
01/02/2023
2022 Economic Census Mail Out Begins: Data Helps Shape Decisions on Health of Economy

The Economic Census is the most comprehensive measure of the U.S. economy – and invitations are being mailed out now to over four million business locations.

Your response matters! Learn more:

Mailout of the 2022 Economic Census has begun! The Economic Census serves as the cornerstone of the nation’s economic statistics and the information it collects helps shape decisions that affect the health of the economy.

Today, Commerce released new findings on how we can boost competition in the mobile app markets. Mobile apps have become...
01/02/2023
NTIA calls for Changes to Boost Competition in Mobile App Markets

Today, Commerce released new findings on how we can boost competition in the mobile app markets. Mobile apps have become essential tools in our daily lives – and it’s more important than ever that the market for mobile apps remains competitive.

Our report identified two key policy issues hindering a more competitive app ecosystem:

1. Consumers largely can’t get apps outside of the app store model, controlled by Apple and Google
2. Apple and Google create hurdles for developers

The full report offers recommendations to improve the app ecosystem for users. Read more here:

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said in a new report Wednesday that the current mobile app store model is harmful to consumers and developers, and recommended policy changes to fix it.

01/02/2023

With the CHIPS and Science Act, we’re going to spur innovation and build the future right here in America.

During Black History Month, we honor the powerful history of Black Americans, celebrate the progress we’ve made, and rec...
01/02/2023

During Black History Month, we honor the powerful history of Black Americans, celebrate the progress we’ve made, and recommit to the work that remains. At Commerce, we’re building an economy rooted in equity – one where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

31/01/2023

Let’s not forget where we were when President Joe Biden took office – the economy was in crisis.

Now, we’ve achieved record job creation, record low unemployment, and a record number of small business applications.

America is on the move once again.

30/01/2023

The CHIPS and Science Act has already sparked announcements of:

✅ 40 new projects
✅ $200 billion in private investments
✅ 40,000 new good-paying, high-quality jobs

And we’re just getting started.

Today, we’re announcing more than $33.5 million in Internet for All grants to 12 minority-serving colleges and universit...
30/01/2023
Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $33.5 Million in Internet for All Grants to 12 Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities

Today, we’re announcing more than $33.5 million in Internet for All grants to 12 minority-serving colleges and universities.

At Commerce, we’re working every day to close the digital divide and bring high-speed internet to every community.

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded 12 grants as part of the part of the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC).

30/01/2023

Under President Biden, the unemployment rate has gone from 6.3% to just 3.5%.

The lowest level in 50 years.

With the Capital Readiness Program, we’re going to provide resources and tools to ensure more women and minority entrepr...
27/01/2023

With the Capital Readiness Program, we’re going to provide resources and tools to ensure more women and minority entrepreneurs have access to the capital, mentors, and networks they need to succeed.

I visited Cleveland last week to highlight the new initiative.

27/01/2023

High-speed internet is essential. That’s why we're delivering affordable, high-speed internet to every American.

This week, Deputy Secretary Graves and I had the honor of hosting the Commerce Department’s 74th Annual Honor Awards Cer...
26/01/2023

This week, Deputy Secretary Graves and I had the honor of hosting the Commerce Department’s 74th Annual Honor Awards Ceremony. The honorees have gone above and beyond to deliver for American companies, workers, and families.

Congrats to all our winners – I’m so proud to work with you.

26/01/2023

NEWS: Last quarter, we experienced strong growth in GDP, consumer spending, and disposable income.

The Biden economic plan is working.
26/01/2023

The Biden economic plan is working.

26/01/2023

⬆️ Strong GDP growth
⬆️ Record job growth
⬆️ Rising wages
⬇️ Record-low unemployment
⬇️ Falling gas prices
⬇️ Moderating inflation

The Biden economic plan is working.

Meet Mary Johnson. She owns Vitiman Kandie at the Glen Village Incubator – a space where entrepreneurs can test their bu...
25/01/2023

Meet Mary Johnson. She owns Vitiman Kandie at the Glen Village Incubator – a space where entrepreneurs can test their businesses – and is opening a second location this month.

With the US Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)’s new grant program, we’re going to fund innovative programs like these across the country.

25/01/2023

We’ve added 750,000 manufacturing jobs since President Biden took office.

American manufacturing is back.

Thanks to President Biden's historic American Rescue Plan, the EDA made once-in-a-generation investments to support Amer...
24/01/2023

Thanks to President Biden's historic American Rescue Plan, the EDA made once-in-a-generation investments to support American workers, businesses, and communities.

24/01/2023

From the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to the CHIPS and Science Act, we’ve passed historic legislation over the last two years.

Now, we're laser-focused on implementation.

We’re working every day to deliver progress for the American people.

Take a look at these stats:- Only 2% of America’s businesses are Black-owned businesses- Men own 3x the number of small ...
24/01/2023

Take a look at these stats:

- Only 2% of America’s businesses are Black-owned businesses
- Men own 3x the number of small businesses as women
- Black women receive less than .5% of venture funding

It’s outrageous – and we’re going to help change it with the US Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) grant program.

23/01/2023

Chips power everything from cars to cell phones – they’re essential to our everyday lives.

But the U.S. only produces 10% of global chip capacity.

The CHIPS and Science Act is changing that – creating good-paying jobs, lowering costs, and bolstering American innovation.

The last time unemployment was this low…I wasn’t even born yet!
23/01/2023

The last time unemployment was this low…I wasn’t even born yet!

The Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency is the only federal agency entirely focused on assisti...
23/01/2023

The Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency is the only federal agency entirely focused on assisting minority-owned businesses.

I stopped by LEFCO Worthington last week with Rep. Shontel Brown to learn how the MBDA has helped their business grow and thrive.

Always great to catch up with my friend, Mayor Smiley! Congratulations on your recent election and thanks for stopping b...
22/01/2023

Always great to catch up with my friend, Mayor Smiley! Congratulations on your recent election and thanks for stopping by.

21/01/2023

When President Biden took office two years ago, 18 million Americans were out of work.

Now, that number is under 1.6 million.

That's the lowest level in decades.

It was great to sit down with Mayor Gallego to discuss how we’re working with local leaders to close the digital divide,...
20/01/2023

It was great to sit down with Mayor Gallego to discuss how we’re working with local leaders to close the digital divide, bolster innovation through CHIPS, create good-paying jobs, and strengthen the economy.

Thanks for having me, United States Conference of Mayors!

Two years of historic progress.Let’s keep it going.
20/01/2023

Two years of historic progress.

Let’s keep it going.

20/01/2023

Two years ago today, President Biden took office in the midst of crises.

Now, the economy is growing, manufacturing is booming, and we’ve built the most significant legislative record since the Johnson Administration.

It’s clear: President Biden is delivering for the American people.

Thank you for stopping by yesterday, Congressman McCaul. Implementing robust export controls to protect our national sec...
20/01/2023

Thank you for stopping by yesterday, Congressman McCaul. Implementing robust export controls to protect our national security and keep our most advanced tech out of the Chinese military’s hands is a bipartisan priority. I look forward to continuing our work on this important issue.

Yesterday in Cleveland, I met with minority entrepreneurs to hear their stories and discuss the MBDA grant program.We’re...
19/01/2023

Yesterday in Cleveland, I met with minority entrepreneurs to hear their stories and discuss the MBDA grant program.

We’re going to build on MBDA's track record of success and give more minority business enterprises and underserved entrepreneurs the tools they need to thrive.

19/01/2023

At the U.S. Department of Commerce, we’re focused on helping small businesses grow and thrive.

The result?

The last two years have been the greatest years on record for small business applications. And with programs like the MBDA grant competition, we’re going to keep our progress going.

18/01/2023

Hello, Cleveland! Excited to be here to
tour local businesses, meet with leaders, and highlight USMBDA's new grant program.

17/01/2023

10 million

That’s how many new businesses were created in President Biden's first two years. It’s historic.

17/01/2023

President Biden's first two years in office were the strongest years of job growth in American history.

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In a recent press release issued by U.S. Secretary Gina Raimondo, the URI Research Foundation was announced as a finalist for the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s $1 billion “Build Back Better Regional Challenge”. For phase 2 of the challenge the University of Rhode Island has been awarded a grant of approximately $500,000 to further develop their proposed projects to grow the Ocean State’s .

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Today, along with U.S. Representative Peter Meijer, Congresswoman Norma Torres, and U.S. Representative Young Kim, I led a bipartisan call urging President Joe Biden, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and Secretary Gina Raimondo to adopt a whole-of-government effort to fix the nation’s broken supply chains.
Reliable broadband keeps businesses open, students learning and our economy moving in the right direction. Thank you Secretary Gina Raimondo for your intentionality in coming to Spelman College for today’s roundtable with the leaders of the Fifth District - making sure we TOGETHER for Black communities. The $100 MILLION for Broadband in Georgia is a major step towards providing access to the everyday essentials and infrastructure people need to .
Today, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced he finalists for $1 billion in awards from the Regional Challenge for local economic development partners across the nation, including a coalition of Georgia leaders like Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs led by Georgia Tech Research Institute! This funding from the will fix issues and help small businesses stay ahead of technological curve. With President Joe Biden, we can close the racial and generate an equitable economic recovery for ALL.
Great being with Secretary Gina Raimondo at the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs today, and proud to have helped secure a major federal grant that’s going to help create local jobs and develop a new tech corridor that will create new economic opportunities in urban and rural communities across Georgia.
Welcome to Georgia's Fifth District U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Assistant Secretary of Economic Development Castillo! First stop: Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock.
I'm proud to see the Fulton County Government putting the funds to work for small businesses in Georgia's Fifth District! Working together on EVERY level, we can continue to build equity and strengthen our economy by uplifting HBCUs, Black entrepreneurs and those most marginalized to in EVERY ZIP code. I'm looking forward to discussing President Joe Biden's next steps to further with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Y. Castillo TODAY in Georgia.
[The and US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo are kissing China's ass on Beijing Human Rights Abuses. Cowards.]

President Joe Biden is genuflecting to Beijing again.

The administration decided not to pressure companies to drop their sponsorship of the 2022 Genocide Games, also known as the Beijing Olympics.

“What individual companies do is entirely up to them. We’re not going to pressure them one way or another,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Thursday. “So if a company decides — as many companies have — that they want to make a statement against human rights abuses, then that would be great. But we’re not going to be pushing anyone to make that decision.”

Raimondo, meanwhile, said she is “proud” of Biden for announcing what’s really a meaningless “diplomatic boycott of the games,” calling it a “really smart decision.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ari-j-kaufman/2021/12/09/biden-administration-not-concerned-with-u-s-companies-coddling-china-n1540478?fbclid=IwAR1twtO5B6V4kw5WyjgqpccUc2x4NaB9rjnToxgrprnlZ6Q0lxDncDKlSJs
Stateside with my friend and colleague Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Secretary of State for International Trade, meeting Secretary Gina Raimondo to discuss matters around data, telecoms diversification and AI.

We’ve agreed to go forward and work together on promoting the free and secure flow of data between our two nations 🇬🇧🇺🇸

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-us-joint-statement-on-deepening-the-data-partnership
Secretary Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce joins us tomorrow to address the Administration's focus on supply chain, efforts to strengthen global business ties, and steps to spur U.S. economic development and job growth.

We're delighted to have Club Trustee and Founder/CEO of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani moderate the discussion.
These 2 can be dinner guests at mine any time! They are golden!
Today, former DEM Director Janet Coit (now serving as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s acting assistant secretary of commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Fisheries Service Assistant Administrator) received a Service Award at Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's 12th Annual Rhode Island Energy, Environment & Oceans Leaders Day. The event participants, including Senator Jack Reed, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Climate Envoy John Kerry, discussed the environmental policy challenges and opportunities in the Ocean State and recognized outstanding women in Rhode Island’s environmental community.

Please join in congratulating Janet for her Service Award and for her consistency in engaging environmental challenges throughout her decade-long tenure at DEM.

📷 - Former DEM Director Janet Coit breaking ground ceremony of the third phase of Narragansett Bay Commission's Combined Sewer Overflow project, her last official public event as the longest-serving DEM Director.