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Sustained, locally-driven investment in community assets needed by businesses will result in high-quality jobs, greater investments, and increased prosperity. We will support local efforts to create and implement viable strategies to build community and regional capacity for job growth.

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Hello everyone! Thank you all for joining us today at the Department of Commerce’s first-ever National Muslim American Leaders Convening. We are honored to have you here today. I would like to recognize and thank our Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Andres and team are doing invaluable work for the American people. And their work is made even stronger when we ensure that all...

Minority Businesses Help Drive America’s Economic Success

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Minority entrepreneurs make critical contributions to our economy generating nearly $2 trillion in revenue each year. However, an equity gap remains between minority and non-minority-owned businesses. Last week, Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves spoke about the need to close this equity gap at the 40 th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week . Hosted by Commerce’s Minority Business...

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces 31 Regional Tech Hubs to Spur American Innovation, Strengthen Manufacturing, and Create Good-Paying Jobs in Every Region of the Country

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Bidenomics and the President’s Investing in America Agenda are Positioning Regions Across the Country to Lead the Industries of the Future Today, President Biden and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will announce the designation of 31 communities across the country as Regional Innovation and Technology Hubs (Tech Hubs) through the Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration...

Biden-Harris Administration Designates 31 Tech Hubs Across America

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As part of the President’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Commerce identified regional centers primed for technological innovation and job creatio n. The Biden-Harris administration, through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), today announced the designation of 31 Tech Hubs in regions across the country. This is the first phase of the...

Unlocking the Full Potential of Our Economy by Investing in Women and Girls

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Training a World-Leading and Diverse Manufacturing Workforce

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Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Touts Benefits of Studying Abroad at Biden Institute

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Deputy Secretary Graves Remembers the Anniversary of Hurricane Maria and Highlights the Biden-Harris Administration's Ongoing Support for Puerto Rico's Reconstruction

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Secretary Raimondo Addresses the Role of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Training the Next Generation of Leaders for the Jobs of the Future

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Last week, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo participated in a roundtable discussion with National Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) nationwide and addressed the importance of equity, access to education, and a trained workforce. The event kicked off National Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Week, a precursor to the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, and was hosted by the Hispanic Association...