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Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Hosts Commerce’s National Youth Summit 2.0

On June 18, the Department of Commerce Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, held the National Youth Summit 2.0 in Washington, DC. Secretary Raimondo, Deputy Secretary Graves, Acting Under Secretary Morrissette, and President and CEO of BGCGW Gabrielle Webster led the event with keynote remarks emphasizing the...

Celebrating Two Years of Progress in National Strategy to Reenergize U.S. Travel and Tourism

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Today, two years after the U.S. Department of Commerce issued the National Travel and Tourism Strategy and set an ambitious five-year goal to welcome 90 million international visitors annually by 2027, the Department is announcing we expect to reach that goal ahead of schedule. According to the latest estimates from the International Trade Administration, the United States expects to welcome 91...

Biden-Harris Administration to Invest Up to $1.6 Billion to Establish and Accelerate Domestic Capacity Advanced Packaging

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Today, as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to open a competition for new research and development (R&D) activities that will establish and accelerate domestic capacity for semiconductor advanced packaging. The CHIPS for America program anticipates up to $1.6 billion in funding innovation across five R&D areas, as...

Harnessing the Talents of Women in the Growing Trades Workforce

As evidenced by record high jobs and low unemployment, President Biden has placed an important emphasis on creating good quality and high-paying jobs for all Americans. And thanks to funding from the historic CHIPS and Science Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the Inflation Reduction Act, construction jobs are in high demand. To fill these jobs, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo continues...

Department of Commerce Calls for Nominations for the 2024 Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental (SEE) Ambassadors Program

The Department of Commerce is calling for nominations for the 2024 Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental (SEE) Ambassadors program. The SEE Ambassadors program recognizes individual Departmental employees for outstanding performance in implementing exceptional projects and/or programs helping the Department meet sustainability, energy and water reduction, clean energy, climate change...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Next Funding Round of $504 Million for 12 Tech Hubs Across America

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The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), announced another funding round of approximately $504 million in implementation grants to 12 Tech Hubs to scale up the production of critical technologies, create jobs in innovative industries, strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness and national security, and accelerate the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Preliminary Terms with Rogue Valley Microdevices to Support the Construction of New Foundry

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Proposed Investment Would Nearly Triple Production Capacity per Month Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce and Rogue Valley Microdevices (RVM) have signed a non-binding preliminary memorandum of terms (PMT) to provide up to $6.7 million in proposed direct funding under the CHIPS and Science Act. The proposed CHIPS investment would support the...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the First-Ever National Child Care Innovation Summit

Welcome to the first-ever National Child Care Innovation Summit. Now, it may seem unusual for a Commerce Secretary to be so focused on childcare. But I’m here because childcare is not only a social issue or a “women’s issue.” It is also an economic issue. In fact, I'd argue it’s one of the most critical economic issues affecting families, businesses, and communities today. The lack of investment...