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Commerce's EDA Celebrates Pride

Pride Month — observed each June — is both a celebration of progress for LGBTQI+ rights, and an opportunity to raise awareness of persistent challenges to those rights. President Biden’s proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month recognizes it as a time to “honor a movement that has grown stronger, more vibrant, and more inclusive with every passing year.”...

Readout of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity Virtual Ministerial

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo hosted an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) virtual ministerial meeting that was attended by representatives from Australia, Brunei, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Building on the positive momentum coming out of the Detroit ministerial meeting...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Members of the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum for the first time to welcome members to the 2023-2026 term and prepare for the 12th Plenary Session of the Forum. At the meeting, the members discussed strategic opportunities in their respective sectors and highlighted the importance of trade with Brazil to their domestic operations. The...

Biden-Harris Administration Launches Recompete Pilot Program Funding Opportunity

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The Biden-Harris administration, through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), today launched the Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program (Recompete) competition. Recompete was authorized by the CHIPS and Science Act and is a part of President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda, stimulating private sector investment, creating good-paying jobs...

Biden-Harris Administration Invests $60 Million to Create a Climate-Ready Workforce through Investing In America Agenda

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Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) opened a competitive funding opportunity for the Climate Ready Workforce for Coastal States, Tribes, and Territories Initiative to connect people across the country to good-paying jobs, such as landscape technicians, heat health outreach specialists and climate equity officers, that tackle the climate crisis...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Virginia BEAD Event

Thank you, Congresswoman Wexton, for that introduction. Hello everyone! I’m so pleased to be here as we celebrate all of the exciting broadband investments being made right here in Virginia. I’d like to extend additional thanks to the congresswoman for welcoming us to her beautiful district for this event, and to Phyllis Randall and Tamarah Holmes for being able to join us today. This important...

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Releases 2023 National Export Strategy

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released the 2023 National Export Strategy (NES). This report to Congress establishes U.S. trade promotion priorities and a coordinated, whole-of-government framework to better equip American companies and workers to compete in global markets and grow through international trade. The NES highlights government programs and resources to assist U.S...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program Announcement

Thank you. It’s great to be at the White House to celebrate such an important milestone. More than two years ago, as President Biden took office, we were emerging from a pandemic that forced so much of our lives to move online. While many Americans could work from home, expand their business online, or have a virtual doctor’s appointment, there were millions who couldn’t connect just because of...