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Today, the nation demands data about our people, places and the economy that is more timely, accurate, and granular than ever before. Earlier this month, Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves visited the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) headquarters in Suitland, MD and thanked them for their ongoing commitment to data innovation, quality and accuracy and for providing the...

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a new publicly available digital map that displays key indicators of broadband needs across the country. This is the first interactive, public map that allows users to explore different datasets about where people do not have quality Internet access. The public “Indicators of...

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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at 2020 Census Population Counts for Apportionment News Conference

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Hello, everyone. I’m thrilled to join you on such a momentous day. The decennial census plays a vital role in our democracy and I am proud of the work the Census Bureau has done over the past decade to complete the 24th decennial census. It is wonderful to witness all that work come to fruition. First off, I want to thank all the dedicated staff at the Census Bureau. Without you, today would not...

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