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Manufacturing Still Among Top Five U.S. Employers

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The manufacturing sector has a major impact on the U.S. economy. This week the Commerce Department's U.S. Census Bureau recognizes just how big an impact. Held every year on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) showcases the contributions of this key economic sector. MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Rodrigo Vilaseca, Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR)

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Guest blog by Rodrigo Vilaseca, Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Hi! I am Rodrigo Vilaseca, and I am a mechanical engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). I’ve been working here for a little over 14 years, but I’m not originally from the DMV. I was born in Cochabamba...

Commerce Department Continues to Provide Up-to-Date Information on the Health of the American Economy

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., it has been more important than ever to get the most up-to-date information on the health of the American economy. The U.S. Commerce Department plays a vital role in producing some of the most closely watched economic statistics that affect decisions made by policy makers, business leaders, and the American public. More than 100 surveys are...

Spotlight on Commerce: Siobhan Siaca: Attorney Advisor, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)

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Blog post by Siobhan Siaca, Attorney Advisor, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) I am honored to be nominated to represent my culture for the U.S. Department of Commerce during the 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. My name is Siobhan Siaca and I am an Attorney Advisor with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) within the Office of General Counsel. I’ve been with CLDP for...

Joint Communique from the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

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Brasília and Washington – The 11th meeting of the United States-Brazil CEO Forum was held on Monday simultaneously in Brasília and Washington, D.C., through videoconference, allowing both governments and private sector participants to discuss the progress made in areas identified as priorities within the joint recommendations presented in the last edition of the Forum, held in Washington, D.C., in...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

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Thank you, Minister Braga Netto, for that kind introduction. And a warm welcome to my colleagues, Senior Director Nels Nordquist, Minister Araújo, and Ambassadors Todd Chapman and Nestor Forster. My thanks also to the Forum’s Brazilian Co-Chairs Ministers Braga Netto and Paulo Guedes, for hosting this year’s discussion. I am grateful to the seventeen CEOs joining us today virtually. We value your...

Spotlight on Commerce: Diana Moreno, Attorney-Advisor, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Blog post by Diana Moreno, Attorney-Advisor, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, a town located right on the United States-Mexico border. My parents moved permanently from Juarez, Mexico to El Paso when I was just a toddler. The city’s unique culture and diversity has helped cultivate me into the person that I am today, a proud...

Commerce Department Statement on U.S. District Court Ruling on TikTok Preliminary Injunction

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On September 27, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the implementation of Executive Order (E.O.) 13942, limited to the Secretary of Commerce’s Identification of Prohibited Transactions with TikTok/ByteDance involving ‘any provision of services… to distribute or maintain the TikTok mobile application, constituent...