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Department of Commerce Honors U.S. Companies with Presidential Award for Export Achievements

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Today, the Department of Commerce honored 31 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas by naming them winners of the 2021 President’s “E” Awards. This year’s winners hail from 20 states, and of the 31 honorees, 25 are small and medium-sized businesses, and 14 firms are manufacturers. “I am honored to recognize the tremendous achievements of this year’s ‘E’ Awards...

Celebrating America’s Manufacturing Resilience: Applauding Makers, Like Phorge Makerspace in Sheridan, Wyoming

We are celebrating America’s manufacturing resilience during this difficult time. Unlike traditional manufacturing facilities, makerspaces are places where people bounce ideas off each other, work out problems, learn and hone useful skills as they make things themselves. Here’s one makerspace’s unique pandemic story. Phorge Makerspace — part of a statewide community of makers Phorge Makerspace in...

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda Koichi

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda Koichi held an introductory meeting via teleconference. The Secretary congratulated the Minister on his recent reappointment by the Prime Minister. The Secretary and Minister discussed opportunities to grow the U.S.-Japan commercial relationship. They also discussed collaborative efforts to...

ADVISORY: Department of Commerce, Ford Foundation to Host Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth

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On November 9th, 2021, the Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Ford Foundation; the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance; B Lab; Families and Workers Fund; and Ariel Investments, will host the Biden-Harris administration’s first-ever Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth, bringing together key voices from the government, business, investor, philanthropic and the advocacy...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Commerce 2021 Veterans Day Program

Hello everyone, it’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, Chasity, for that kind introduction. Today we honor the service of our brave men and women in uniform and remember the sacrifice of those who fought and died to keep America safe. To our veterans across the armed forces – thank you. Regardless of whether you served at home or abroad − we are deeply grateful to you and your families...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Commerce 2021 Veterans Day Program

Thank you, Tiffany, for that kind introduction. And thank you, Roseal and the Veterans Day Planning Committee, for organizing this important event. As the Secretary said, today we honor the memory of our veterans who fought and died to protect our nation. This year’s theme is the Centennial Commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – the unknown men and women in uniform who made the...

NIST Seeks Information on Chinese Participation in the International Standards Development Process

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a Request for Information on People’s Republic of China (PRC) policies and influence in the development of international standards for emerging technologies. “We hope to hear from many U.S. organizations about their experiences with the international standards development process,” said Deputy...

Joint Readout on Cooperation between the U.S. Department of Commerce and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne met in Washington to discuss areas of cooperation that build upon the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership. The Secretary and Minister outlined a work plan to build back better together by increasing cross-border collaboration and advancing post-COVID-19...