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Since May is World Trade Month, it’s only fitting that the U.S. Department of Commerce reiterate its commitment to helping companies—especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) —that are interested in exporting. Earlier today, we released the 11th edition of ‘A Basic Guide to Exporting’ which will help businesses navigate the avenues of trade.

May072015

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In honor of Public Service Recognition Week, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recognizes the men and women who work tirelessly on behalf of America’s businesses, communities and workers. In particular, she thanks all Commerce employees for advancing the “Open for Business Agenda” and for the commitment to building a culture of excellence and responsiveness.

May072015

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It’s National Travel and Tourism Week and there is a lot to celebrate! Last year, 74.7 million international visitors to the United States generated $220.6 billion dollars in spending – a record number of visitors and a record year. Overall, the travel and tourism industry generated $1.5 trillion in total sales in 2014, which supported 7.8 million U.S. jobs.

May062015

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It is the mission of the Department of Commerce to make America more innovative; we collect and distribute information vital to businesses, we develop and commercialize new technologies, we make sure that our economy is a part of — not apart from — the ecosystems of this planet. But how do we improve the conduct of our own mission?

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This week is Public Service Recognition Week, May 3-9, 2015. In honor of the event, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews extends his appreciation and recognizes the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Thank you to all government employees for the hard work you do on behalf of the American people.

May052015

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May is World Trade Month. Every year at this time, we acknowledge the importance of trade and investment, and reiterate our commitment to the workers and businesses that sustain our country’s competitive advantages. And given the records we achieved last year, this World Trade Month offers an excellent opportunity to reflect on how trade and investment lifts the U.S. economy.

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