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Commerce Department Honors Teacher Appreciation Week Providing Teachers Valuable Online Resources

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Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of the ocean, learn about the role of a hurricane hunter, be a part of a superhero “Measurement League," or collect cards on famous inventors? Are you looking to educate your students about the importance of being counted in the Decennial Census? In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrate the impact teachers have on our kids including all the teachers...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo 51st Annual Washington Council of the Americas (virtual)

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I want to thank the Council of the Americas, Susan Segal, and Eric Farnsworth, for the invitation to be here with all of you today. We have been working steadily on President Biden’s commitment to sustained engagement with our partners throughout the Western Hemisphere to advance our shared vision for a future that is democratic, middle class, and secure. Our over-arching goal is to support a...

Expressing Gratitude for Public Safety Heroes

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Edward Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer, First Responder Network Authority First responders face incredible challenges to keep our communities safe. This past year it has been especially true as public safety workers continued to uphold their oath to protect and serve during a worldwide pandemic. While we honor and celebrate these heroes every day, every May, we dedicate extra time to thank them...

Celebrate the Power of Travel during National Travel and Tourism Week 2021

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By U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Travel has the power to connect people with places and expose us to new cultures and ways of life. For well over a year, Americans made difficult decisions to forgo personal travel and business trips to protect ourselves, our families, friends, and communities from the COVID-19 pandemic. As we mark National Travel and Tourism Week (May 2--8, 2021), I...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on Q1 2021 GDP Advance Estimate

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Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the advance estimate for gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2021, finding that real gross domestic product increased at a 6.4-percent annual rate. Personal consumption expenditures increased by a robust 10.7-percent annual rate, while business investment in equipment and intellectual property products...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Joins Senator Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire to Discuss Importance of Rebuilding Travel and Tourism Industry and Strengthening Manufacturing through the American Jobs Plan

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo joined New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen yesterday in Hampton, New Hampshire to meet with local travel and tourism business leaders on the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses and how the American Rescue Plan (ARP) is helping economic recovery efforts. Following the tourism roundtable, Secretary Raimondo and Senator Shaheen toured AeroDynamics...

Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo to Head U.S. Delegation at G7 Digital & Technology Ministerial

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Raimondo to reaffirm U.S. commitment to advancing technology leadership domestically and internationally U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo will lead the United States’ virtual delegation at the Group of Seven (G7) Digital and Technology Ministerial on April 28 through April 29. The meeting will underscore the necessity of connectivity and digital technologies in facilitating the...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at 2020 Census Population Counts for Apportionment News Conference

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Hello, everyone. I’m thrilled to join you on such a momentous day. The decennial census plays a vital role in our democracy and I am proud of the work the Census Bureau has done over the past decade to complete the 24th decennial census. It is wonderful to witness all that work come to fruition. First off, I want to thank all the dedicated staff at the Census Bureau. Without you, today would not...