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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Preliminary Terms with Absolics to Support Development of Glass Substrate Technology for Semiconductor Advanced Packaging

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Proposed CHIPS Investment Would Support Construction of New Manufacturing Facility and Over 1,200 Jobs in Covington, Georgia Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce and Absolics, an affiliate of the Korea-based SKC, have signed a non-binding preliminary memorandum of terms (PMT) to provide up to $75 million in direct funding under the CHIPS and Science...

Secretary Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Graves Reiterate Biden Administration Commitment to Equity and the Success of AA and NHPI Businesses and Communities

Last week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves provided opening remarks at the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) second annual AANHPI Business Summit . They reaffirmed the Biden Administration’s commitment to an equitable and prosperous future for Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHPI) workers, entrepreneurs, and businesses...

Commerce Department Announces New Industry Voluntary Pledge to Bring more Women into Construction Industry

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Construction companies including Baker Construction, Gilbane Building Company, McKissack & McKissack, Mortenson, Power Design, Shawmut Design and Construction, and Suffolk sign on to Million Women in Construction Community Pledge Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the Million Women in Construction Community Pledge to bring more women into the construction workforce -- as well as...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Releases Strategic Vision on AI Safety, Announces Plan for Global Cooperation Among AI Safety Institutes

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As AI Seoul Summit begins, Raimondo unveils Commerce’s goals on AI safety under President Biden’s leadership. Raimondo announces plans for global network of AI Safety Institutes and future convening in the U.S. in San Francisco area, where the U.S. AI Safety Institute recently established a presence. Today, as the AI Seoul Summit begins, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released a...

Department of Commerce Ranks in Top 5 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

The Department of Commerce ranked in Top 5 in the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Amongst Large Agencies for the 12th year in a row! The Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group joined the Washington Post to release rankings for the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government . It is our honor to announce that the Department of Commerce was ranked the...

Commerce Secretary Raimondo Applauds Kenya as a Leader in Africa’s Digital Transformation

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo recently led members of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) to Nairobi , where she announced various commercial deals with U.S. companies and a historic partnership with Kenya to facilitate data flows, empower digital upskilling, and harness the potential of AI. The partnership is the first-of-its-kind with an African...

U.S. Department of Commerce Presents 2024 Presidential Awards for Export Achievements

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64 U.S. companies and organizations to receive nation’s top export honors Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce honored 64 companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” and “E Star” Awards recognizing their contributions to increasing U.S. exports. Created in 1961 by Executive Order of the President, the President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition a U.S. entity...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces Order to Harness Potential of America’s Workforce, Releases DOC Workforce Policy Agenda

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Raimondo DAO unites the Department’s workforce equities across bureaus to empower workers with education and technical skills necessary to thrive in our increasingly tech-driven economy Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced a Department Administrative Order (DAO) to establish a Department of Commerce workforce policy agenda focused on preparing workers with the education and...