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Growing the American Economy through Black Leaders in Data, STEM, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo

The Department of Commerce has one overarching goal: To improve America’s economic competitiveness so that our workers and our companies succeed in the global economy. And Black History Month is a great time to showcase the achievements of the Black scientists, educators, creators, activists, and others who have contributed to that goal and continue to propel this nation forward every day. 
In honor of Black History Month, the Commerce Department’s many diverse bureaus worked together to recognize and celebrate these accomplishments by highlighting Black leaders who have made a lasting impact in the field of data collection and use, entrepreneurship, invention and in STEM-related fields.  

Take a moment to read these powerful blogs. Black history is American history. 

Black History Month: How Commerce Assists Black Entrepreneurs and Innovators 

EDA and MBDA Support a New Generation of Black Entrepreneurs

National Black History Month: Honoring a Century of Excellence in Data Collection and Use 

Black Inventors and Entrepreneurs – Past, Present, and Future 

National Black History Month: Commerce Home to Black Leaders in STEM Education and Research 

As we create a 21st century economy it is vital that every American is included. Deputy Secretary Don Graves echoed Commerce’s commitment to creating equity and opportunity for all in this compelling Black History Month Blog, highlighting Commerce’s path to creating equity as we move to an inclusive future.