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The Department of Commerce is focused on continuing to bring manufacturing into the 21st century across the United States through innovative new techniques, a next-gen workforce and a driven economy. Through Manufacturing USA, Commerce is able to reach new heights in sector innovation and funding.

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Year in Review: Commerce's Top 21 Stories of 2021

As we welcome 2022, we reflect on some of the most popular stories and issues from the past year. Last year, the 40th Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo outlined how the Commerce Department contributes to President Biden's Build Back Better agenda. "Our strategy is designed to achieve an overarching goal: to improve America’s economic competitiveness so that our workers and our companies...

Secretary Raimondo's Remarks on Increasing American Competitiveness at the Economic Club of New York

Thank you, Barbara, for that introduction, and thank you to the New York Economic Club for hosting me today. It’s always great to be here in New York, especially during the holiday season when this city is so festive. We’re here together in person; people are out and about in the streets. It’s good to see a return to normalcy. As we end the year and reflect on where we are, it has been a...

Department of Commerce Establishes Industrial Advisory Committee for Microelectronics

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The department is now seeking to recruit top-level candidates to serve on the committee. The U.S. Commerce Department has established a high-level committee to advise the United States government on matters related to microelectronics research, development, manufacturing and policy and is now seeking to recruit top-level candidates to serve on the committee. A formal notice describing the...

Dingell, Peters, Raimondo Host Roundtable in Michigan About Semiconductor Chip Shortage

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Senator Gary Peters (MI) hosted U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and industry, labor, and state and local government partners at the UAW Region 1A in Taylor, Michigan for a roundtable discussion about the semiconductor chip shortage. The roundtable discussion focused on the shortage’s impact on Michigan, especially on auto workers, and how...

Op-ed by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: What new steel and aluminum deals mean for American families

Steel and aluminum are critical components of the American economy. From cars and trucks to our appliances and beer cans, Americans depend on steel and aluminum for everyday items. Many Americans also rely on the steel and aluminum industries for good-paying jobs. The steel industry supports nearly 2 million Americans who, on average, earn 27% more than the median earnings for men and 58% more...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on Samsung’s Plan to Build New Semiconductor Facility in Texas

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Today, following the announcement from Samsung on its plan to invest $17 billion in a new semiconductor facility in Taylor, Texas, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “We are thrilled about Samsung’s investment in Texas. Domestic semiconductor production is critical to preserving and growing U.S. leadership and innovation in one of our most critical...

Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Malaysian Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali

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Yesterday, following a roundtable focused on the semiconductor supply chain with government and business leaders, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Malaysian Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali released the following joint statement: "We support the strong commercial relationship between the United States and Malaysia through enduring trade, investment...

Department of Commerce Honors U.S. Companies with Presidential Award for Export Achievements

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Today, the Department of Commerce honored 31 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas by naming them winners of the 2021 President’s “E” Awards. This year’s winners hail from 20 states, and of the 31 honorees, 25 are small and medium-sized businesses, and 14 firms are manufacturers. “I am honored to recognize the tremendous achievements of this year’s ‘E’ Awards...

Celebrating America’s Manufacturing Resilience: Applauding Makers, Like Phorge Makerspace in Sheridan, Wyoming

We are celebrating America’s manufacturing resilience during this difficult time. Unlike traditional manufacturing facilities, makerspaces are places where people bounce ideas off each other, work out problems, learn and hone useful skills as they make things themselves. Here’s one makerspace’s unique pandemic story. Phorge Makerspace — part of a statewide community of makers Phorge Makerspace in...

Manufacturing Month 2021: Celebrating Women-Led Manufacturers Like Woofables, the Gourmet Dog Treat Bakery in Coralville, Iowa

In today’s manufacturing world, women play a much larger role than they have in the past. From leadership in the front office to machine operators on the shop floor, women of all ages are changing the stereotypes and face of manufacturing. Women-led firms, like all U.S. manufacturers, have dealt with many challenges during the pandemic. Manufacturing Day 2021 events across the country, which are...