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This Native American Heritage Month We Must Recommit to Closing the Digital Divide and Increasing Digital Equity and Opportunity for Native Americans

As our Nation honors Native American Heritage Month, the Department of Commerce remains committed to building back a better, more equitable economy where no one is left behind. By implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will help ensure every person in this country, especially those living on Tribal land...

Commerce Lists Entities Involved in the Support of PRC Military Quantum Computing Applications, Pakistani Nuclear and Missile Proliferation, and Russia’s Military

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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a final rule adding twenty-seven foreign entities and individuals to the Entity List for engaging in activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The twenty-seven entities and individuals are located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, Pakistan and...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on Samsung’s Plan to Build New Semiconductor Facility in Texas

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Today, following the announcement from Samsung on its plan to invest $17 billion in a new semiconductor facility in Taylor, Texas, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “We are thrilled about Samsung’s investment in Texas. Domestic semiconductor production is critical to preserving and growing U.S. leadership and innovation in one of our most critical...

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 27, 2021 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please join SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

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The Build Back Better Act will fund key Commerce initiatives and allow more Americans to fully participate in the economy thanks to critical investments in our care economy. Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement following House passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act: “This week, President Biden made history by signing into law the largest...

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Official Visit to Malaysia

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Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo concluded her visit to Asia with an official visit to Malaysia. She met with Malaysian government leaders to discuss opportunities to strengthen our economic relationship through collaboration and partnership. In her discussions, she highlighted the importance of reliable supply chains and semiconductor manufacturing, and the digital economy...

Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Malaysian Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali

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Yesterday, following a roundtable focused on the semiconductor supply chain with government and business leaders, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Malaysian Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali released the following joint statement: "We support the strong commercial relationship between the United States and Malaysia through enduring trade, investment...

The Minority Business Development Agency is Permanently Authorized in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The following is a cross-post from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Bill’s passage assigns an Under Secretary to oversee the Agency, mandates services to rural areas, provides authorities for a new Minority Business Development Grant program and the creation of partnerships with HBCU’s and minority-serving institutions. Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo is pleased...