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Department of Commerce Invites Applicants to the 2022-2025 U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum Term

Press releases
On February 18, 2022, the Department of Commerce published a Federal Register notice seeking applications to join the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum for the 2022-2025 term. The application period will be open until April 1, 2022, and will seek to fill up to twelve (12) positions. Launched in 2007, the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum consists of up to 24 CEOs from the United States and Brazil, who...

Commerce Department Awards $54 Million in American Rescue Act Grants to Increase Access to Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded nearly $54 million in grants for 13 high-impact projects for research, development and testbeds for pandemic response. The funding, which was provided by the American Rescue Act, will support projects at eight manufacturing innovation institutes in the Manufacturing USA® network, working with more...

This Black History Month Commerce Recommits to Creating Equity and Opportunity for All Americans

This Black History Month, I have been reflecting on the words equity and opportunity, and the work that we at the U.S. Department of Commerce are doing to live up to their definitions and ensure that we create a 21st century economy that works for all Americans, but especially those who far too often have been overlooked or left behind. I come from a long line of small business owners, including...

Black History Month: How Commerce Assists Black Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Joint blog by the Minority Business Development Agency, the International Trade Administration, and the Bureau of Industry and Security Throughout the year, the Department of Commerce provides valuable assistance to inventors and minority-owned business enterprises across the United States, including small and medium-size firms that are important source of revenue and jobs in communities...

Department of Commerce’s NTIA Awards $277M in Grants to Expand Broadband Infrastructure

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded 13 grants as part of the Broadband Infrastructure Program. These grants, totaling more than $277 million, will be used to connect more than 133,000 unserved households. The grants were awarded to 12 states and one territory: Georgia, Guam, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine...

Commerce Implements Sweeping Restrictions on Exports to Russia in Response to Further Invasion of Ukraine

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Today, the U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), responded to Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine by implementing a sweeping series of stringent export controls that will severely restrict Russia’s access to technologies and other items that it needs to sustain its aggressive military capabilities. These controls primarily target Russia’s defense, aerospace...

U.S. Department of Commerce & Bureau of Industry and Security Russia and Belarus Rule Fact Sheet

Fact sheets
In response to the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, the Bureau of Industry and Security has issued two final rules. The first rule, “Implementation of Sanctions Against Russia Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR),” (Russia Sanctions rule) which became effective on February 24, 2022, implements new Russia license requirements and licensing policies to protect U.S. national...

EDA and MBDA Support a New Generation of Black Entrepreneurs

At the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Black History Month is an opportunity to shine a light on the legacies and achievements of those within the Black business community and to honor the significant cultural and economic contributions of Black Americans to our country. This is also a time to encourage greater participation and reaffirm our commitment to greater access to opportunity and...