U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce The mission of the Commerce Department is to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity. All comments here must comply with Department of Commerce comment policy - http://www.commerce.gov/comment-policy

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 American companies in many ways, including weather forecasts, the decennial census, and patent and trademark protection for inventors and businesses. Learn more about the Department of Commerce on our blog - www.commerce.gov/blog

Mission: The Commerce Department's mission is to help make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.

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Arlyne Simon is a biomedical engineer, patent-holding inventor, author, and entrepreneur. Learn about how she is using h...
02/10/2021
Cultivating curiosity

Arlyne Simon is a biomedical engineer, patent-holding inventor, author, and entrepreneur. Learn about how she is using her influence to change the narrative about who becomes an inventor in America in the #JourneysOfInnovation series from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Arlyne Simon doesn't want to be a statistic. She is a biomedical engineer, patent-holding inventor, author, and entrepreneur. Today, that puts her among a very small number of women—especially women of color—but Simon is on a mission to change that.

Interested in a career in #cybersecurity? Join the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the upcoming NICE ...
02/08/2021
NICE Webinar: Top Ten Ways to Discover a Cybersecurity Career That Is Right for You

Interested in a career in #cybersecurity? Join the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the upcoming NICE Webinar: "Top Ten Ways to Discover a Cybersecurity Career That Is Right for You", Wednesday, 2/17 at 2:00 PM ET:

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Rural America’s economic development is tied more and more to broadband connectivity. Find out how broadband enhances lo...
02/05/2021

Rural America’s economic development is tied more and more to broadband connectivity. Find out how broadband enhances local economies: https://buff.ly/3r9gJls

I am proud to celebrate Black History Month with an Administration that looks like America –- one that reflects the full...
02/04/2021
A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2021 | The White House

I am proud to celebrate Black History Month with an Administration that looks like America –- one that reflects the full talents and diversity of the American people and that heralds many firsts, including the first Black Vice President of the United States and the first Black Secretary of Defense, among other firsts in a cabinet that is comprised of more Americans of color than any other in our history. More in President Joe Biden's Proclamation on National #BlackHistoryMonth

This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope. We have never fully lived up to the founding principles....

During Black History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of African American employees in the #SpotlightOnCommer...
02/03/2021

During Black History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of African American employees in the #SpotlightOnCommerce series. Stay tuned as we share stories of U.S. Department of Commerce staff who have made an impact in their divisions. #BlackHistoryMonth

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in t...
02/01/2021

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. Learn more about this year's virtual event and apply here: https://buff.ly/2MlRsFO

#ICYMI: The U.S. Small Business Administration has re-opened the #PaycheckProtection Program loan portal to all particip...
01/29/2021
Paycheck Protection Program

#ICYMI: The U.S. Small Business Administration has re-opened the #PaycheckProtection Program loan portal to all participating PPP lenders, including community banks, credit unions, farm credit institutions, and more! Learn more and apply:

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Statistics in Schools brings school subjects to life using real-world U.S. Census Bureau statistics to create materials ...
01/27/2021

Statistics in Schools brings school subjects to life using real-world U.S. Census Bureau statistics to create materials for use year after year for K-12 students. Get started and view engaging resources here: https://buff.ly/2DUG662

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office for their monthly virtual professional development workshop for K-12 ...
01/25/2021
Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop for K12 Educators

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office for their monthly virtual professional development workshop for K-12 educators interested in integrating intellectual property, innovation, and invention activities into their STEM/STEAM curriculum tomorrow at 6 pm ET:

Event Summary January 26, 2021 6:00 PM ET - 7:30 PM ETAdd to Calendar2021-01-26 18:00:002021-01-26 18:00:00Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop for K12 Educators The Office of Education at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosts a monthly virtual professional development workshop for K-...

Today, we acknowledge the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Find ways to use today as “a day on and not a day off” in...
01/18/2021

Today, we acknowledge the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Find ways to use today as “a day on and not a day off” in service to your community at https://buff.ly/3nHuUw2! #MLKDayOn #MLKDay

Our latest #newsletter, Commerce at a Glance: January 15, 2021 is online!  https://buff.ly/35LA0kF #CommerceAtAGlance
01/15/2021

Our latest #newsletter, Commerce at a Glance: January 15, 2021 is online! https://buff.ly/35LA0kF #CommerceAtAGlance

Learn about Patent Center and DOCX filing from the United States Patent and Trademark Office during a virtual training t...
01/13/2021

Learn about Patent Center and DOCX filing from the United States Patent and Trademark Office during a virtual training tomorrow, at 1:00 pm. EDT. Register here: https://buff.ly/3bBH476

As we welcome 2021, we reflect on some of the most popular stories of last year: https://buff.ly/3op7WuA #YearInReview
01/06/2021

As we welcome 2021, we reflect on some of the most popular stories of last year: https://buff.ly/3op7WuA #YearInReview

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is providing a first look at the U.S. space economy. Explore their statistics here:
01/04/2021
Space Economy | U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is providing a first look at the U.S. space economy. Explore their statistics here:

BEA has developed a preliminary set of statistics measuring the contributions of space-related industries to the overall U.S. economy. These estimates give business leaders, policymakers, and the public a new tool to analyze the space economy and to inform investment decisions. Preliminary estimates...

Commerce is hiring! Check out our open job opportunities to learn more and apply:  @USAJOBS
01/03/2021
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Commerce is hiring! Check out our open job opportunities to learn more and apply: @USAJOBS

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01/01/2021
Happy New Year

Happy New Year! We wish everyone a healthy, peaceful, and prosperous 2021! #NewYearsDay

Happy New Year from the U.S. Department of Commerce! #NewYearsDay #2021
01/01/2021

Happy New Year from the U.S. Department of Commerce! #NewYearsDay #2021

Merry Christmas from the U.S. Department of Commerce!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from the U.S. Department of Commerce!

U.S. Department of Commerce Unveils new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System:
12/23/2020
U.S. Department of Commerce Unveils new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System

U.S. Department of Commerce Unveils new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System:

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the creation of the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system, which will enable Commerce to collect and publish data on aluminum imports. AIM is modeled on Commerce’s successful Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system.

#ICYMI: The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has published new, experimental statistics on the U.S. space economy in the...
12/23/2020

#ICYMI: The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has published new, experimental statistics on the U.S. space economy in the Survey of Current Business, including estimates of GDP, gross output, employment & compensation by industry, covering 2012-2018. More about the space economy here: https://www.bea.gov/data/special-topics/space-economy

The National Council for Expanding American Innovation's mission is to help the United States Patent and Trademark Offic...
12/21/2020
National Council for Expanding American Innovation

The National Council for Expanding American Innovation's mission is to help the United States Patent and Trademark Office develop a comprehensive national strategy to increase participation in our innovation ecosystem by increasing the involvement of other underrepresented groups. Learn more:

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Small, medium, and large businesses all have the amazing opportunity to expand internationally, however there are severa...
12/20/2020
Learn How To Export

Small, medium, and large businesses all have the amazing opportunity to expand internationally, however there are several steps that must be taken to ensure that your company is ready to export. Find out how from the International Trade Administration

What you need to know to sell your products overseas - assess your company’s readiness to enter your first markets, or to expand into additional markets.

The America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers series from U.S. Census Bureau feature stories on various topics such as ...
12/19/2020

The America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers series from U.S. Census Bureau feature stories on various topics such as families, housing, employment, business, education, the economy, emergency management, and population. Read the latest stories here: https://buff.ly/2Kq0ksE

The First Responder Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Endurance prize competition from the National Institute of Standards ...
12/18/2020
2020 First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge

The First Responder Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Endurance prize competition from the National Institute of Standards and Technology PSCR invites innovators to bring their ingenuity & drone-building expertise to create a drone prototype for #firstresponders & win up to $552,000. Submit your entry:

The First Responder Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Endurance prize competition from NIST PSCR invites innovators to bring their ingenuity

NEW: Op-Ed by Secretary Ross: Our advantage in this new space race is the U.S. commercial space industry. It is critical...
12/16/2020
Op-ed | Space commerce accelerating - SpaceNews

NEW: Op-Ed by Secretary Ross: Our advantage in this new space race is the U.S. commercial space industry. It is critical that we continue to enable American entrepreneurs & innovators, lest we miss the opportunity & potentially lose the race.

"The space economy is accelerating," writes U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. "Over 80% of the rapidly growing $423 billion global space economy is commercial. In 2020, the commercial space industry shattered records by launching over 1,000 spacecraft to orbit. Space activities that only existed....

Small, medium, and large businesses all have the amazing opportunity to expand internationally, however there are severa...
12/16/2020
Learn How To Export

Small, medium, and large businesses all have the amazing opportunity to expand internationally, however there are several steps that must be taken to ensure that your company is ready to export. Find out how from the International Trade Administration

Are you looking to grow your business through exporting? Assess your company’s readiness to enter your first markets, expand into additional markets, or take on more challenging, high-growth export markets.

The America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers series from U.S. Census Bureau feature stories on various topics such as ...
12/14/2020

The America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers series from U.S. Census Bureau feature stories on various topics such as families, housing, employment, business, education, the economy, emergency management, and population. Read the latest stories here: https://www.census.gov/library/stories/all.html

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the number one business investment event in the United States and this year, will be ...
12/13/2020

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the number one business investment event in the United States and this year, will be a virtual experience to remember. Learn more: https://buff.ly/2VYQTTE

Find out which #OutdoorRecreation activities play a part in your state’s economy from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analys...
12/12/2020

Find out which #OutdoorRecreation activities play a part in your state’s economy from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: https://buff.ly/2JS2MYY

Get the latest data and reports produced by the International Trade Administration team of trade specialists. Learn more...
12/11/2020
Trade Data & Analysis

Get the latest data and reports produced by the International Trade Administration team of trade specialists. Learn more here:

Landing page for data and research offerings.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the number one business investment event in the United States and this year, will be ...
12/10/2020

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the number one business investment event in the United States and this year, will be a virtual experience to remember. Learn more: https://buff.ly/2VYQTTE

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