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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.65 Million in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping Alaska Respond to Coronavirus

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On August 8, 2020, Michael Walsh, Commerce Department Chief of Staff and Dana Gartzke, Performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, traveled to Ketchikan, Alaska, to announce $1.65 million in CARES Act funding boosting economic development programs critical to helping Alaska respond to COVID-19. While there they met with the Alaska Troll Fishing...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: The Census Bureau is Not Shortchanging the Count

Op-eds
The U.S. Census Bureau is well on its way to delivering a complete and accurate 2020 Census. I am proud to oversee this essential activity which is clearly outlined in the United States Constitution. Critics claim incorrectly that the Census Bureau is shortchanging the count. This is not an accurate depiction of the current state of the 2020 Census, which is on its way to delivering a successful...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Trade Representative Virtual Field Hearing on Seasonal and Perishable Produce

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Introduced by USTR Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Participants include U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer; Chief Agricultural Negotiator Ambassador Gregg Doud; USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue; E&C Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Kessler; and USDA Under Secretary Ted McKinney. Thank you, Ambassador Lighthizer, for your steadfast commitment and devotion to American producers and American workers...

Intern Spotlight Series: David Samberg

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David Samberg joined the Office of Public Affairs this summer as an intern. In this Q&A, David shares why he joined our team, what he's been working on, and what he'll take away from his time with us. Can you share a little bit about yourself and why you chose the U.S. Department of Commerce for your internship? In May, I graduated (virtually!) from Davidson College in North Carolina with a degree...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Three Tennessee Communities will Receive Opportunity Zone Grants

Op-eds
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award three grants totaling $5.1 million to fund construction of infrastructure to support new facilities and hundreds of jobs located in Opportunity Zones in the state of Tennessee. These grants mark an important milestone, as EDA has now surpassed $500 million in investments into Opportunity Zones across...

Joint Press Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders

Press releases
The U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission have initiated discussions to evaluate the potential for an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework to comply with the July 16 judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case. This judgment declared that this framework is no longer a valid mechanism to transfer personal data from the European Union to the...