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New Memorandum of Understanding with Côte d’Ivoire Slated to Strengthen the United States’ Ties to Africa

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Guest blog post by Janel Edens, Office of Africa, International Trade Administration On December 7 th , 2018, the U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on behalf of the government of the United States and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcel Amon-Tanoh on behalf of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire. “We are fundamentally...

FirstNet Moves Forward with New Board Members, Vision for Maximizing Network Impact for Public Safety

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The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) capped off a year of significant progress for public safety by welcoming new members to the Board and outlining an enhanced strategic direction for the organization. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross swore in the new members at the U.S. Department of Commerce on December 12 and thanked the members for their service to our country and...

Department of Commerce Named Third Best Place to Work in Government

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce earned a third place ranking out of the 17 large agencies of the Federal Government for the second year in a row, according to an annual survey conducted by the Partnership for Public Service and the Boston Consulting Group. The Department registered an employee engagement score of 70.3, an increase of 1.1 points over last year and above the government...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Department of Commerce Space Investment Summit

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(Introduced by James Uthmeier, Senior Advisor, Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, U.S. Department of Commerce) Thank you, James, for that kind introduction, and welcome everyone to the U.S. Department of Commerce for our first-ever Space Investment Summit. Thank you to the speakers for being here, and for those of you from government, industry, academia, and elsewhere for taking the time out...

BEA Releases First County GDP Numbers

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Real gross domestic product increased in 1,931 of the nation’s counties and decreased in 1,159 counties in 2015, according to prototype statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The inflation-adjusted data show GDP unchanged in 23 counties. These prototype county GDP statistics , for the years 2012-2015, represent another step forward in meeting BEA’s long-standing goal of providing a...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Applauds ITC Self-Initiation Final Determination

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross made the following statement on the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) recent unanimous decision for its final affirmative injury determinations in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations involving Chinese imports of common alloy aluminum sheet: “The Department of Commerce will not stand idly by while products are illicitly...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Declares Fishery Disaster in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence

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Today, in response to a request from Governor Roy Cooper, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that a commercial fishery failure occurred in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence, which caused severe damage throughout the state in September of 2018. “The Trump Administration and Department of Commerce stand ready to support all Americans who were struck by devastating hurricanes...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Cote d’Ivoire MOU Signing Ceremony

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Thank you Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcel Amon-Tanoh for making the trip to the United States and to Washington, D.C., representing your great nation at this historic event. I know that you hail from the “Jewel of West Africa,” a wonderful, and increasingly stable nation that our President’s Advisory Council for Doing Business in Africa visited earlier this year on its fact-finding trip through...