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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to Visit United Kingdom

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Tomorrow, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will travel to the United Kingdom for a series of engagements with her counterparts and meet with U.S. and UK industry representatives for discussions on the U.S.-UK commercial relationship and opportunities to increase collaboration and trade ties. Over the course of the day, Secretary Raimondo will participate in a roundtable discussion followed...

Register for the 2022 Hispanic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

Do you want to learn about valuable tools available to inventors and entrepreneurs? Are you eager to be inspired and informed by accomplished Hispanic innovators? If so, make sure to attend the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) free, online 2022 Hispanic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program on Wednesday, October 12 from 1-4 p.m. ET. Successful Hispanic innovators will discuss their...

Manufacturing Opens More Doors to Women

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau U.S. manufacturing experienced a substantial decline in employment from 2000 to 2010 due largely to the 2008 Great Recession but rebounded – until the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020. Despite these fluctuations, it began inching up again in 2021. But the renewed upswing doesn’t mean a return to traditional manual jobs. Instead, manufacturing...

Registration Open For SelectUSA Investment Summit, Taking Place Next May at National Harbor

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo has announced today that registration is now open for SelectUSA’s annual Investment Summit to be held May 1-4, 2023 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. Traditionally drawing...

Deputy Secretary Graves Leads U.S. Delegation to ITU and Addresses Importance of Closing the International Digital Divide and Electing U.S. Candidate Doreen Bogdan-Martin as ITU Secretary-General

From September 25—29, 2022 U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Bucharest, Romania to serve as the Senior U.S. Representative on the high-level U.S. delegation to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 2022 Plenipotentiary Conference. In the official U.S. policy statement to over 3,000 delegates from over 180 countries, Graves stressed the U.S. Government’s commitment...

Statement from Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves Regarding Extending “Internet for All” Middle Mile Program Filing Deadline for Eligible Entities in Puerto Rico

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In light of President Biden’s declaration of emergency for Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information has temporarily waived the deadline for eligible entities to apply for funding from NTIA’s Middle Mile Grant Program for projects that would build high-speed Internet infrastructure in Puerto Rico. The new deadline for such...

U.S. Department of Commerce Appoints First Members to Industrial Advisory Committee

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The recently established committee will advise on CHIPS for America's R&D efforts. The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced the appointment of 24 members to the Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC), an advisory body that will provide guidance to the Secretary of Commerce on a range of issues related to domestic semiconductor research and development in support of CHIPS for America. The...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on the Election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin as ITU Secretary-General

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Congratulations to Doreen Bogdan-Martin on her historic election victory, becoming the first woman ever to lead the International Telecommunication Union. I’m especially thrilled to see an alumna of the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) bring her decades of experience and tireless commitment to digital equity to this role. Under Doreen, the...