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Learn More and Apply Now: Communities Across Nation Can Apply for $3 Billion in Funding from President’s American Rescue Plan

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On July 22, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced six programs, collectively called Investing in America’s Communities, that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will execute to equitably invest the $3 billion it received from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. This EDA investment is the largest economic development initiative from the Department of Commerce in...

Deputy Secretary Don Graves Hosts Roundtable with Minority-Owned Business Leaders to Address Critical Need for Investments in the Care Economy

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Deputy Secretary Don Graves hosted a virtual roundtable discussion earlier this month with minority-owned business leaders to address the critical need to create and invest in a care economy, especially for minority-owned businesses. The event comes as Secretary Raimondo and the Biden Administration continue to emphasize the need for transformational investments in America’s care infrastructure....

Deputy Secretary Graves Applauds U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis for Producing Quality, Accurate and Equitable Data During Pandemic

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Today, the nation demands data about our people, places and the economy that is more timely, accurate, and granular than ever before. Earlier this month, Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves visited the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) headquarters in Suitland, MD and thanked them for their ongoing commitment to data innovation, quality and accuracy and for providing the...

In the News: Secretary Raimondo Announces Historic Investment in America’s Communities

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Last week, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced a series of programs to equitably invest the $3 billion in funding the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration received from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Secretary Raimondo laid out the Biden Administration’s vision for the investment during the White House press briefing on Thursday. What people are...

U.S. Census Bureau to Release First Look at Nation's Demographic Characteristics from 2020 Census

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau The U.S. Census Bureau by August 16 is set to release in-depth demographic statistics from the 2020 Census that will be used to redraw legislative voting districts. These follow the April 26 release of the first results from the 2020 Census, which showed that the total population was 331.4 million. The first release determined each state’s...

Commerce's NTIA Releases Report on Current and Projected Federal Use of Spectrum by Space-Based Systems

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The following is a cross-post from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Every day, Americans depend on space-based technologies, which power navigation services, accurate weather forecasts, rural Internet access, public safety communications, national security objectives, and more. All of these technologies depend on a key public resource – radiofrequency spectrum...

Commerce Ranks in Top Five Places to Work in Federal Government for Ninth Consecutive Year

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Recently, the Partnership for Public Service released the 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. And, for the ninth consecutive year, the Department of Commerce remained in the Top 5 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government ranking fifth among 17 large agencies. The results were based on the annual 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) sent to 37,247 eligible...

Deputy Secretary Don Graves Praises Commerce’s USPTO for Their Critical Work in Promoting American Competitiveness, Innovation, and Ingenuity

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USPTO Leadership Presents Graves with Copy of Ancestor’s Patent On July 1, 2021, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves visited the Commerce Department’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, VA. During his visit, he toured the National Inventors Hall of Fame museum, experienced a “day in the life” of a patent examiner and a trademark examining attorney, and...