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The U.S. Department of Commerce has a broad mandate to advance economic growth and jobs and opportunities for the American people. It has cross cutting responsibilities in the areas of trade, technology, entrepreneurship, economic development, environmental stewardship and statistical research and analysis. The products and services the department provides touch the lives of Americans and America

The U.S. Department of Commerce has a broad mandate to advance economic growth and jobs and opportunities for the American people. It has cross cutting responsibilities in the areas of trade, technology, entrepreneurship, economic development, environmental stewardship and statistical research and analysis. The products and services the department provides touch the lives of Americans and America

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Don Graves, Jr., 19th Deputy Secretary of Commerce reflection on the day: This #Juneteenth as we reflect & celebrate, I ...
06/19/2021

Don Graves, Jr., 19th Deputy Secretary of Commerce reflection on the day:

This #Juneteenth as we reflect & celebrate, I am reminded that though the physical chains of slavery were broken, the invisible chains of systemic racism have continued to hinder Black Americans' progress to this day.

Read more https://www.commerce.gov/news/blog/2021/06/juneteenth-my-story-and-black-americas-ongoing-pursuit-toward-progress

Don Graves, Jr., 19th Deputy Secretary of Commerce reflection on the day:

This #Juneteenth as we reflect & celebrate, I am reminded that though the physical chains of slavery were broken, the invisible chains of systemic racism have continued to hinder Black Americans' progress to this day.

Read more https://www.commerce.gov/news/blog/2021/06/juneteenth-my-story-and-black-americas-ongoing-pursuit-toward-progress

As those who were formerly enslaved were recognized for the first time as citizens, Black Americans came to commemorate ...
06/19/2021
A Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2021 | The White House

As those who were formerly enslaved were recognized for the first time as citizens, Black Americans came to commemorate Juneteenth with celebrations across the country, building new lives and a new tradition that we honor today: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/06/18/a-proclamation-on-juneteenth-day-of-observance-2021/

On June 19, 1865 -- nearly nine decades after our Nation's founding, and more than 2 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation --

Curious about  the methods scientists and researchers use to accurately measure the depth of the ocean? Found out how in...
06/18/2021

Curious about the methods scientists and researchers use to accurately measure the depth of the ocean? Found out how in National Institute of Standards and Technology's How Do You Measure It?: https://bit.ly/2Tx9JDs #OceanMonth2021

Curious about the methods scientists and researchers use to accurately measure the depth of the ocean? Found out how in National Institute of Standards and Technology's How Do You Measure It?: https://bit.ly/2Tx9JDs #OceanMonth2021

Take a look at this Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) off the nearshore waters of Lahaina, Maui. The hawksbi...
06/15/2021

Take a look at this Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) off the nearshore waters of Lahaina, Maui. The hawksbill has a GPS-linked satellite tag which allows NOAA researchers to track its movements helping them to understand home range and critical habitat for their recovery. #NaturePhotographyDay

Take a look at this Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) off the nearshore waters of Lahaina, Maui. The hawksbill has a GPS-linked satellite tag which allows NOAA researchers to track its movements helping them to understand home range and critical habitat for their recovery. #NaturePhotographyDay

Nominate a minority business enterprise that is driving change in your community! Learn more about the 14 unique categor...
06/14/2021

Nominate a minority business enterprise that is driving change in your community! Learn more about the 14 unique categories for 2021 MED Week Awards at http://www.mbda.gov. #MEDWeek #MinorityBusiness #MEDWEEK2021

Nominate a minority business enterprise that is driving change in your community! Learn more about the 14 unique categories for 2021 MED Week Awards at http://www.mbda.gov. #MEDWeek #MinorityBusiness #MEDWEEK2021

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to Join President Biden and other U.S. Government Leaders at the U.S.-EU Sum...
06/13/2021

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to Join President Biden and other U.S. Government Leaders at the U.S.-EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to Join President Biden and other U.S. Government Leaders at the U.S.-EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium
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“President Biden is committed to unleashing the full power of the federal government to ensure our nation not only recov...
06/13/2021
$1.6 million awarded to Louisiana SmartPort initiative to help prepare for disasters, economic challenges

“President Biden is committed to unleashing the full power of the federal government to ensure our nation not only recovers from this pandemic but builds back better,” said Secretary Gina Raimondo.

BATON ROUGE, La (KLFY) — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Agency announced a $1.6 million grant to the Water Institute of the Gulf for the development of a Lower M…

Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on the Conclusion of the 2021 SelectUSA Investment SummitThis year’s In...
06/12/2021

Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on the Conclusion of the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

This year’s Investment Summit was the largest in its history with representatives from every U.S. state and territory participating for the first time ever!

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Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on the Conclusion of the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

This year’s Investment Summit was the largest in its history with representatives from every U.S. state and territory participating for the first time ever!

https://buff.ly/3vgSi7k

#ICYMI: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration recently announced the availability of $288 milli...
06/11/2021

#ICYMI: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration recently announced the availability of $288 million in grant funding for the deployment of broadband infrastructure: https://bit.ly/3psMZ3g

#ICYMI: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration recently announced the availability of $288 million in grant funding for the deployment of broadband infrastructure: https://bit.ly/3psMZ3g

Happy #WorldOceanDay! All month long National Ocean Service is sharing fun facts about the ocean. Follow along with #30D...
06/08/2021

Happy #WorldOceanDay! All month long National Ocean Service is sharing fun facts about the ocean. Follow along with #30DaysofOcean! #OceanMonth2021 #NOAAOceanMonth

Happy #WorldOceanDay! All month long National Ocean Service is sharing fun facts about the ocean. Follow along with #30DaysofOcean! #OceanMonth2021 #NOAAOceanMonth

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by...
06/07/2021

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the President of the United States on America's leading innovators. Learn more about this prestigious award from the United States Patent and Trademark Office: https://bit.ly/3v0dPAX

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the President of the United States on America's leading innovators. Learn more about this prestigious award from the United States Patent and Trademark Office: https://bit.ly/3v0dPAX

Happy #OceanMonth! #DYK there is only one global ocean? Learn more from @noaa Ocean Service: http://bit.ly/NOAAOceanMont...
06/06/2021

Happy #OceanMonth! #DYK there is only one global ocean? Learn more from @noaa Ocean Service: http://bit.ly/NOAAOceanMonth2021 #OceanMonth2021 #30DaysOfOcean #OceanMonthNOAA

Happy #OceanMonth! #DYK there is only one global ocean? Learn more from @noaa Ocean Service: http://bit.ly/NOAAOceanMonth2021 #OceanMonth2021 #30DaysOfOcean #OceanMonthNOAA

On Thursday, the Biden administration announced it is investing in broadband and high-speed internet infrastructure, inc...
06/05/2021
Indian Country receives broadband ‘down payment’

On Thursday, the Biden administration announced it is investing in broadband and high-speed internet infrastructure, including $1 billion in grants for broadband connectivity on tribal lands.

Kolby KickingWomanIndian Country Today The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated and shined a bright light on a number of issues in Indian Country, perhaps few more

The 2021 #SelectUSA Investment Summit begins next week! Apply today to hear from President Joe Biden, Secretary Gina Rai...
06/04/2021

The 2021 #SelectUSA Investment Summit begins next week! Apply today to hear from President Joe Biden, Secretary Gina Raimondo, The U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Dr. Janet Yellen, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Secretary Marty Walsh, Secretary Jennifer Granholm, SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman, U.S. Department of State Secretary Antony Blinken, Secretary Pete Buttigieg and more: https://bit.ly/3eYzl4g

The 2021 #SelectUSA Investment Summit begins next week! Apply today to hear from President Joe Biden, Secretary Gina Raimondo, The U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Dr. Janet Yellen, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Secretary Marty Walsh, Secretary Jennifer Granholm, SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman, U.S. Department of State Secretary Antony Blinken, Secretary Pete Buttigieg and more: https://bit.ly/3eYzl4g

06/04/2021
Commerce News

#NEWS: Yesterday, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary Gina Raimondo, and U.S. Department of the Interior's Secretary Deb Haaland announced the availability of nearly $1 billion in U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration grants to expand broadband access and adoption on Tribal land: https://bit.ly/3z3yYgL

During #PrideMonth, we are highlighting the accomplishments and stories of members of the U.S. Department of Commerce LG...
06/01/2021

During #PrideMonth, we are highlighting the accomplishments and stories of members of the U.S. Department of Commerce LGBTQIA+ community. We are grateful for their contributions to our mission and the impact of the LGBTQIA community on our nation's history.

During #PrideMonth, we are highlighting the accomplishments and stories of members of the U.S. Department of Commerce LGBTQIA+ community. We are grateful for their contributions to our mission and the impact of the LGBTQIA community on our nation's history.

Pride is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured &...
06/01/2021
A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021 | The White House

Pride is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured & to rejoice in the triumphs of trailblazing individuals who have bravely fought — and continue to fight — for full equality: https://bit.ly/2TpqsbG #PrideMonth

The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparked a liberation movement -- a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation's

The U.S. Department of Commerce honors members of the U.S. military who have given their lives in the line of duty. We t...
05/31/2021

The U.S. Department of Commerce honors members of the U.S. military who have given their lives in the line of duty. We thank you for your sacrifice.

The U.S. Department of Commerce honors members of the U.S. military who have given their lives in the line of duty. We thank you for your sacrifice.

Read stories from our Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees du...
05/30/2021

Read stories from our Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month https://www.commerce.gov/tags/asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-month?t%5B%5D=165 #AAPI

Read stories from our Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month https://www.commerce.gov/tags/asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-month?t%5B%5D=165 #AAPI

As you head out this weekend to celebrate the unofficial start of summer, keep an eye and ear tuned to the weather forec...
05/29/2021
Memorial Day Weekend: A mix of severe storms, heavy rain and heat across U.S. | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

As you head out this weekend to celebrate the unofficial start of summer, keep an eye and ear tuned to the weather forecast for your location.
https://www.noaa.gov/stories/memorial-day-weekend-mix-of-severe-storms-heavy-rain-and-heat-across-us

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The U.S. Census Bureau Library has the unique role of collecting, preserving, and providing access to information resour...
05/28/2021

The U.S. Census Bureau Library has the unique role of collecting, preserving, and providing access to information resources produced by the general public and government agencies. Access audio features, publications, fact sheets, infographics, and more: https://www.census.gov/library.html

The U.S. Census Bureau Library has the unique role of collecting, preserving, and providing access to information resources produced by the general public and government agencies. Access audio features, publications, fact sheets, infographics, and more: https://www.census.gov/library.html

#ICYMI: National Telecommunications and Information Administration is continuing an ongoing webinar series sharing insig...
05/27/2021

#ICYMI: National Telecommunications and Information Administration is continuing an ongoing webinar series sharing insight on the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grant Program, Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Grants, & Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program. Register to learn more: https://bit.ly/3er7zNK

#ICYMI: National Telecommunications and Information Administration is continuing an ongoing webinar series sharing insight on the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grant Program, Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Grants, & Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program. Register to learn more: https://bit.ly/3er7zNK

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administratio...
05/25/2021
Why Big Island is set for a massive aquaculture year

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration would award a $1.8 million grant to the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii, to support business retention and growth initiatives at a sustainable technology park.

Hawaii’s Big Island is due to reinforce its reputation as the epicentre of US aquaculture research, following the award of a $1.8 million grant and the announcement of a brand new aquaculture innovati

Stay informed about important U.S. Department of Commerce News with the U.S. Department of Commerce Newsroom Update. Vie...
05/24/2021

Stay informed about important U.S. Department of Commerce News with the U.S. Department of Commerce Newsroom Update.

View this week's recap & sign up for future editions📲: https://buff.ly/3fFwU5P

Stay informed about important U.S. Department of Commerce News with the U.S. Department of Commerce Newsroom Update.

View this week's recap & sign up for future editions📲: https://buff.ly/3fFwU5P

How would expanding a community college, building a new factory, or increasing government spending on roads impact your ...
05/24/2021

How would expanding a community college, building a new factory, or increasing government spending on roads impact your local economy? Find out from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: https://bit.ly/3u2jBl0

How would expanding a community college, building a new factory, or increasing government spending on roads impact your local economy? Find out from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: https://bit.ly/3u2jBl0

#NEWS: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season: https:/...
05/23/2021

#NEWS: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season: https://bit.ly/3u6HWpS #HurricaneOutlook

#NEWS: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season: https://bit.ly/3u6HWpS #HurricaneOutlook

#NEWS: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season: https:/...
05/20/2021

#NEWS: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season: https://bit.ly/3u6HWpS #HurricaneOutlook

#NEWS: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season: https://bit.ly/3u6HWpS #HurricaneOutlook

As the coronavirus pandemic kept families and friends apart, sending flowers became an appealing option to show loved on...
05/19/2021

As the coronavirus pandemic kept families and friends apart, sending flowers became an appealing option to show loved ones that they were missed. Find out how a U.S. Economic Development Administration funded Revolving Loan Fund helped Busy Bee Floral in Monroe, Wisconsin remain in business during the pandemic: https://bit.ly/3nZWh6m #EDASuccessStory

As the coronavirus pandemic kept families and friends apart, sending flowers became an appealing option to show loved ones that they were missed. Find out how a U.S. Economic Development Administration funded Revolving Loan Fund helped Busy Bee Floral in Monroe, Wisconsin remain in business during the pandemic: https://bit.ly/3nZWh6m #EDASuccessStory

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