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Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: U.S. Has Much to Learn from Indiana’s Workforce Programs

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This week, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board is holding its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, thanks to a kind invitation from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, a champion of Indiana’s workers and an important member of the Workforce Advisory Board. On Wednesday, the Advisory Board toured the Indianapolis Speedway to witness firsthand the ongoing importance of the Indy Car Series to the...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Taiwan

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan, finding that exporters from this country have dumped carbon and alloy steel threaded rod in the United States at a margin of 32.26 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs...

EDA Invests $346 Million in 239 Projects Across the U.S in or Near Opportunity Zones

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The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is two years old this week. A key element of the bipartisan bill is the Opportunity Zones initiative. Since January 2018, EDA has invested $346 million in 239 projects in or near Opportunity Zones. An Opportunity Zone is an economically-distressed community where private investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for capital gain tax incentives...

NTIA Celebrates 25 Years of Internet Use Survey Research on Consumer Use of Computers and the Internet

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We’re excited to celebrate the quarter-century birthday of our partnership with the Census Bureau on a survey about consumer use of computers and the Internet! Last month, across all fifty states and the District of Columbia, Census interviewers talked to 52,000 households for this comprehensive survey, which collects data every two years on who goes online, what computing devices and technologies...

BEA to Release First Official GDP Estimates for More than 3,000 Counties and 34 Industries

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The size of every county’s economy with industry detail will be officially released for the first time by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on Dec. 12. BEA will estimate annual gross domestic product, or GDP, for the years 2001 through 2018 for more than 3,000 counties. The data will include contributions to GDP by 34 industries, such as manufacturing, retail trade, and health and social...

Support Small Business on Small Business Saturday

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The following is a cross-post from the Small Business Administration Saturday, November 30, 2019 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Every year since 1963, National Small Business Week has been recognizing the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans...

Celebrating American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

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The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, rode horseback from state to state to get endorsements from 24 state governments to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar...

U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes Rule for Securing the Nation’s Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and requested comment on the implementation of Executive Order 13873, Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Supply Chain. The proposed rule sets out the procedures the Secretary of Commerce plans to use to identify, assess, and address ICTS transactions that pose an undue risk to ICTS...