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Come One, Come All: Registration for the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit is Now Open!

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As Secretary of Commerce, one of the first events I had the pleasure of hosting was one of the Department’s largest and longstanding – the annual SelectUSA Investment Summit. Organizing a well-known and typically widely attended international summit during a global pandemic seemed like an insurmountable task, but this past June the Department of Commerce rose to the challenge. We safely welcomed...

Commerce Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

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Spotlight on Commerce highlights members of the Native American community within the U.S. Department of Commerce in honor of National Native American Heritage Month.

This month and every month, we honor the precious, strong, and enduring cultures and contributions of all Native Americans and recommit ourselves to fulfilling the full promise of our Nation together. President Biden
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Encouraging Entrepreneurship Growth Through Commerce Resources

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As entrepreneurship month comes to a close, the Department of Commerce remains laser focused on creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to innovate across the U.S. While the majority of startups are within cities like Boston, New York and San Francisco, we at the Commerce department know that there are untapped sources of innovation within unconventional startup cities. We are committed to...

This Native American Heritage Month We Must Recommit to Closing the Digital Divide and Increasing Digital Equity and Opportunity for Native Americans

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As our Nation honors Native American Heritage Month, the Department of Commerce remains committed to building back a better, more equitable economy where no one is left behind. By implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will help ensure every person in this country, especially those living on Tribal land...

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday

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Saturday, November 27, 2021 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please join SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by...

The Minority Business Development Agency is Permanently Authorized in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

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The following is a cross-post from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Bill’s passage assigns an Under Secretary to oversee the Agency, mandates services to rural areas, provides authorities for a new Minority Business Development Grant program and the creation of partnerships with HBCU’s and minority-serving institutions. Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo is pleased...

Department of Commerce’s NTIA Awards First Grants to Tribal Groups Seeking to Expand Broadband

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The following is a cross-post from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Vice President Kamala Harris announced today at the conclusion of the White House 2021 Tribal Nations Summit that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded the first three grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity...

Native Americans Play Critical Role in NOAA Coastal Projects

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The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) In President Biden’s proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day last October, he noted, “History demonstrates that Native American people—and our Nation as a whole—are best served when Tribal governments are empowered to lead their communities and when Federal officials listen to and work together with...