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Pride Month: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Inventors and Entrepreneurs

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This month, the U.S. Department of Commerce is celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and paying tribute to the many LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and innovators who help fulfill the promise of America for all. Below we share the stories of a few leaders in the community and ways in which our agencies are advancing inclusive innovation for the betterment of society. Dr. Martine Rothblatt is an entrepreneur...

Pride Month: Celebrating an LGBTQIA+ Leader in Data Collection and Advocacy

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) Pride month is an opportunity to celebrate the strides made in the struggle for the human rights of LGBTQIA+ people, but also to acknowledge the challenges that remain. The U.S. Census Bureau is an agency that embraces the diversity of its staff. “The diverse experiences, perspectives, and contributions of the U.S. Census...

Deputy Secretary Graves Concludes Trip to West Africa: Addresses Increasing Economic Empowerment of Women and Bilateral Commercial Engagement Across Continent

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On Saturday, June 19, Deputy Secretary Don Graves concluded his trip to West Africa, where he met with representatives from the governments of Côte d'Ivoire & Ghana, participated in key commercial forums to drive investment and create opportunities for U.S. businesses across Africa, and engaged with private sector and NGO representatives. Deputy Secretary Graves is the highest-ranking official to...

Deputy Secretary Don Graves Honors Juneteenth: "Equity is at the Core of Everything We Do at Commerce"

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On behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce, it’s my honor to wish you a happy Juneteenth. Today, we honor the Black Americans who blazed trails before us, those of us living their legacy today, and the future generations who fill us with hope. The great presence of Black resilience throughout American history has shaped our nation and is cause for reflection. Today, I feel particularly grateful...

2022 Investment Summit: In-Person Applications Close on Friday, June 17

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Registration rates are higher than ever! In-person applications for the 2022 Investment Summit will close on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 5 p.m. (ET). Virtual applications will remain open. SelectUSA is thrilled to host the first in-person Investment Summit since 2019! June 26-29, 2022 we return to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland! The SelectUSA Investment...

Visit the Reopened National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

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The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Museum is now open to the public! Located at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, there is something for everyone inside the storied walls of this tribute to American innovation and ingenuity. Whether you’re looking for an exciting weekend activity for the family, or a fun and educational field trip for students, the NIHF Museum’s broad variety...

Healthy Oceans Matter: Join NOAA in Celebrating National Ocean Month

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The ocean connects us all. From the air we breathe to the food we eat; our magnificent ocean touches every aspect of our daily lives. Each year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) celebrates our shared ocean throughout the month of June. The United States contains a diversity of ocean and coastal environments that are important parts of our national heritage and character...

Secretary Raimondo Raises Progress Pride Flag and Reaffirms Commerce’s Commitment to Building a More Inclusive Society for All Americans

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In honor of LGBTQI+ Pride Month, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo hosted a ceremony today with Commerce employees and announced the Department will fly the Progress Pride Flag at the Herbert C. Hoover Building throughout the month of June. The Progress Pride Flag celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQI+ community, including trans and non-binary individuals, and marginalized communities of color...