Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.
Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
On May 29, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross toured Maverick Boat Group's 127,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, an $11 million facility opened in 2018, to see how the company builds its Cobia and Pathfinder brands.
Jobs was the main focus of an hour-long roundtable hosted by the Center for Sportfishing Policy, a group of boating and fishing industry leaders. Ross and U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, were among the dignitaries.
On June 2, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross initiated an investigation into whether the present quantities or circumstances of vanadium imports into the United States threaten to impair the national security.
Commerce Honors First Anniversary of President Trump’s Executive Order Establishing the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI)
On May 29, the U.S. Department of Commerce honored the first anniversary of President Trump’s Executive Order e.stablishing the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Around the Bureaus
On May 26, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed a mathematical formula that, computer simulations suggest, could help 5G and other wireless networks select and share communications frequencies about 5,000 times more efficiently than trial-and-error methods.
On May 27, the U.S. Census Bureau reported responses to the 2020 Census are on track as more than 60% of U.S. households have responded to the 2020 Census, with approximately four out of every five households that responded on their own choosing to do so online at 2020census.gov.
Also on May 27, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded $8.9 million for high-impact biopharmaceutical manufacturing projects to support the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is measuring the economic force of the nation’s oceans.