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Congratulations to the 2022 Class of Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental (SEE) Ambassadors!

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First row: Dominica Zhu, Census; Erica Dintaman, NOAA; Commander Lecia Salerno, NOAA; Dr. Derek Manzello, NOAA; Dr. Matthew Lauretta, NOAA; LTJG Luke Evancoe, NOAA. Second row: Chris Doninger, USPTO; Greg Gabel, USPTO; Adam Yuhas, NIST; Avi Gopstein, NIST; Benjamin Bullock, NIST; David Yashar, NIST; Dawn Carroll-Amin, NIST. Third row: George Tehan, NIST; Phillip Neuberg, NIST; Saul Roberts, NIST...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with South Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Lee Chang-yang

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with South Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) Chang-yang Lee to reaffirm the importance of the bilateral economic relationship. Continuing the momentum from their May meeting in Seoul and their establishment of the U.S.-South Korea Supply Chain and Commercial Dialogue (SCCD), the Secretary and the Minister agreed to launch by the...

CHIPS for America Webinar Series

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The CHIPS Program Office is excited to announce the first scheduled offerings of the CHIPS for America Webinar Series. The topic for the first set of webinars is to review the recently released CHIPS for America Strategy Paper. We also encourage you to submit questions in advance of the briefings via Slido to ensure that we maximize the Q&A portion of the briefings. REGISTER NOW: Thursday...

U.S. Department of Commerce Awards Market Development Cooperator Program Grants to Generate Exports and Support High Quality U.S. Jobs

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 Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced six new grant awards designed to create or sustain high-quality export jobs across the U.S. in key industries. The Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP), which is administered by Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is awarding more than $1.7 million in financial and technical assistance to promote U.S. exports and reduce...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the 2022 National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference

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Thank you, Under Secretary Cravins, for that introduction. We’re thrilled to have you on board as the Commerce Department’s first-ever Under Secretary for Minority Business Development. And I want to thank all of you − our minority business enterprises in particular – for being here for the first in-person MED Week Conference in two years. America has more than 9 million minority-owned firms that...

Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency Awards $4.7 Million in Funding to Strengthen Business Centers Across U.S.

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Additional funding from Biden Administration brings total up to $37 million to bolster services that will help minority-owned businesses expand and prosper across 34 states Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is extending an award for $4.72 million in federal funding to strengthen and expand its...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong in New York City. During their meeting, the Secretary emphasized the importance of the United States’ and Australia’s partnership and shared interest in a free and open Indo-Pacific region. She and Minister Wong also discussed Australia’s current foreign policy priorities. Raimondo thanked Wong...

Minority Business Development Agency Awards $1.68 Million to Fund Innovative Access to Capital Projects for Minority-Owned Businesses

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The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has extended awards for the Access to Capital Innovative Finance Grant to two projects that will address historical barriers faced by minority business enterprises (MBEs). Through potentially disruptive, scalable solutions, these projects will leverage non-traditional financial resources (such as non-bank lenders, minority...