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How the U.S. Department of Commerce Serves American Businesses at Home and Abroad

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The U.S. Department of Commerce provides U.S.-based companies and entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses at home and abroad with a wide range of services, tools and resources. In honor of Customer Service Week, below is a list of key services provided by our bureaus and customer service professionals that can help businesses succeed both in the U.S. and in the international marketplace...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at MBDA’s 2020 Minority Enterprise Development Week

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It is my pleasure to participate in this year’s Minority Enterprise Development Week. This is the 35th year this conference has been held, and I congratulate the entire staff at MBDA for the hard work in making this year’s event more important than ever before. Minority and women-owned companies are essential to the economic health of our nation. We commend all of you for persevering through one...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Stakeholder Conference Call

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Thank you to my Co-Chair, Secretary Elaine Chao for joining this call. It is an honor to serve alongside you on the Commission. I extend my thanks as well to Commission Chair Dr. Paul Hsu and Commissioner Prem Parameswaren for being with us today. I am grateful for your leadership on behalf of more than 22 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in this country. And I thank you for advising...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2020 National Asian American and Pacific Islander Business Summit

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Introduced by White House AAPI Commissioner Prem Parameswaran, Group Chief Financial Officer and President of Eros International Plc’s North America Operations Thank you, Prem, for the kind introduction, and for your steadfast leadership of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. I am honored to join Secretary Chao as co-chair of this important commission. And...

Spotlight on Commerce: Gabriela Morales, Senior Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Administration (MBDA)

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Guest blog post by Gabriela Morales, Senior Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Administration (MBDA) I am excited to have the opportunity to be featured during Women’s History Month. I am a Senior Business Development Specialist at the Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency. My job is to ensure minority-owned firms have adequate skills, tools...

Commerce's NTIA Launches Minority Broadband Initiative to Assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Advancing Broadband Connectivity

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Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) launched a new Minority Broadband Initiative (MBI) focused on solving broadband deployment challenges in vulnerable communities. NTIA announced the initiative at the 2019 Carolinas Alliance for Success in Education (CASE) Summit held at Johnson C. Smith University. The program seeks to ensure that Historically Black...

How 11 Million Minority-Owned Firms Can Close the Wealth Gap and Drive the U.S. Economy

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The following is a cross-post from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), in collaboration with the Milken Institute, convened prominent scholars, economists and business leaders to combine research efforts in support of the growth and expansion of minority business enterprises (MBEs). Fifty years after the...