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NOAA Finalizes Strategy to Enhance Growth of American Blue Economy

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NOAA today released its Blue Economy Strategic Plan for 2021-2025, laying out a roadmap for new ways to advance America’s Blue Economy and enhance a global ocean economy expected to double in value to $3 trillion over the next decade. NOAA’s data, tools, and services that support coastal economies and their contribution to the national economy touch all aspects of American life. Approximately 127...

Across the Commerce Department: 2020 Year in Review

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2020 was a difficult year, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commerce Department continued to provide American businesses and workers with the resources they need during this time. Take a look at some of the wonderful accomplishments we made across the Department: Census - 2020: A Year in Review Working in new circumstances for many, and facing unforeseen obstacles, we displayed...

Year in Review: Our Most Popular Stories of 2020

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As we welcome 2021, we reflect on some of the most popular stories of last year. The Department of Commerce continues to work every day to promote job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and secure trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development. The following blogs generated the...

Apply Now: 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 7-11. The Investment Summit is the #1 business investment event in the United States and this year, will be a virtual experience to remember. The first-ever virtual Investment Summit is on pace to provide opportunity for more investors from more markets and greater representation from economic developers (EDO)...

Holiday Fire Safety: Watering Your Christmas Tree Reduces Fire Hazard

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Updated December 8, 2020 Every year in the U.S., fire departments respond to an estimated 210 home fires involving Christmas trees. Even though Christmas tree fires are infrequent, when they occur, they can be dangerous and costly. These fires cause an annual average of 6 civilian deaths, 16 civilian injuries, and $16.2 million in property damage. The good news is that by keeping your Christmas...

Celebrating Native American Heritage Day

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Facts for Features The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. The event culminated an effort by Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfeet Nation who rode across the nation on horseback seeking approval from 24 state governments to have a day to honor American Indians. More than seven decades later, then-President...

Outdoor Recreation Accounts for$460 Billion in U.S. GDP

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) The Bureau of Economic Analysis released statistics measuring the outdoor recreation economy for the nation, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The new U.S. data show that the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.1 percent ($459.8 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) for the nation in 2019...

Shop Small and Support Independent Businesses in Your Community on Small Business Saturday

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Small businesses are essential to our Nation’s communities in creating jobs and giving back during times of prosperity and challenge. This year, small businesses need your support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please join the Small Business Administration (SBA) and organizations across the country by shopping at a small business...