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Department of Commerce Bureaus and Agencies
What are the different divisions of the Department of Commerce, and what do they do?

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Department of Commerce do?

Who are the Department's Secretaries, and what about the architecture of the Herbert Hoover Building?

Is the National Aquarium located in the Department of Commerce?
No. The National Aquarium in Washington, DC, closed on September 30, 2013, after 140 years. The National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD, is still active and open to the public.

Economic Data and Statistics

Business Resources
Where can I find Commerce resources to help in growing my business?

Minority Business Opportunities
Where can I find information on minority and small business development?

International Trade
I have questions about international trade – where can I go?

Weather
Where can I find information about national and international weather alerts, forecasts and observations?

Census
Where can I find information about the Census?

U.S. Population Statistics
Where can I find information about the population of the United States and the individual states and territories?

Time and Standards
How can I find the correct time in different time zones?

Careers in Commerce
How do I prepare for a career in the Department of Commerce and what are the job opportunities?

Bureaus and Offices