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Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves Travels to Chicago and Promotes New Grant Competition Focused on Supporting Minority and Women Businesses and Entrepreneurs

On Friday, January 13, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Chicago to highlight the recently announced Minority Business Development Agency’s Capital Readiness Program, a $93.5 million grant competition dedicated to helping minority, women, and other underserved entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. “Entrepreneurship is a pathway to the American Dream,” said Deputy...

Year in Review: Commerce’s Top Stories and Accomplishments of 2022

As we welcome 2023, we reflect on some of the most popular stories, issues, and accomplishment from 2022. This past year, the Commerce Department remained at the forefront of many critical issues like no other time in history. Commerce played a central role in enacting President Biden's economic, trade, and innovation agenda to build a better America. One of the most important accomplishments of...

U.S. Census Bureau in 2022: A Year of Producing Data that Reflects an Accurate Portrait of America

Throughout 2022, the Census Bureau continued its excellent operations. We released data related to the 2020 Census, the American Community Survey, the Household Pulse and Small Business Pulse surveys, and many more. We’ve created new tools and data products. We participated in the release of historical data from the 1950 Census, along with the National Archives and Records Administration. We’ve...

Secretary Raimondo Appoints Members of U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

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Board Advises the Secretary on Matters that Relate to the Travel and Tourism Industry in the United States Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointments of 32 leaders from businesses and organizations in the domestic travel and tourism industry to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB). TTAB members advise the Secretary of Commerce on how government policies and...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal

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Yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal in Washington, DC. The Secretary noted that she looked forward to co-leading the upcoming U.S.-India CEO Forum and Commercial Dialogue meetings with him in New Delhi this March. She also expressed her gratitude for India’s hosting of the engagements. The two also agreed on the importance...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with Japan’s Minister for Digital Transformation Taro Kono

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Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves met Japan’s Minister for Digital Transformation Taro Kono in Washington, DC. The two leaders discussed the digital agenda for Japan’s G7 presidency in 2023 and a proposal to operationalize Japan’s concept for Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT), a G20-endorsed guiding principle for international cooperation on cross-border data flows. The Deputy...

Secretary Raimondo’s Top Twelve Tweets from 2022


"Across our bureaus, the Commerce Department has been delivering for the American people. We are leading the way on almost all of the Biden Administration’s major initiatives:  from manufacturing and innovation to broadband and trade. We have had a historic year for the Department: we passed the CHIPS and Science Act, and started rolling out broadband funding to deliver high-speed internet to all

Top Twelve Tweets for Deputy Secretary Don Graves


"The Department has led an interagency process to successfully deploy export controls, which are trade restrictions that help keep us safe by preventing adversaries from acquiring our products and using our innovation against us and our allies. We have been supporting the economic development work for Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild after the devastating hurricane." Deputy Secretary Graves