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Trade at the Local Level: 2020 Metropolitan Export Data Now Available

Cross-post by Ujjwall Uppuluri, Gulbin Yildirim, and Amanda Reynolds, International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis Most Americans live in metropolitan areas, which consist of densely populated core regions and surrounding areas with ties to those cores. Statisticians define these as Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), and trade specialists study these localities...

2020 Census Statistics Highlight Local Population Changes and Nation’s Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau The U.S. Census Bureau today released additional 2020 Census results showing an increase in the population of U.S. metro areas compared to a decade ago. In addition, these once-a-decade results showed the nation’s diversity in how people identify their race and ethnicity. “We are excited to reach this milestone of delivering the first...

Protecting our Trademark Customers with Federal Registration of USPTO Marks

Guest blog by David Gooder, Commissioner for Trademarks Imagine you are a trademark applicant who receives a notice in the mail from an agency claiming to be the USPTO, with an almost identical logo, informing you that the USPTO will deny or cancel your registration unless you pay a required fee. Or if a business appearing to be affiliated with the USPTO solicits fees to help file your application...

FirstNet - Helping Firefighters Face Historic Wildfire Season Amid Pandemic

By Kevin Nida and Chris Baker, First Responder Network Authority Senior Public Safety Advisors Last year, firefighters on the west coast battled a relentless string of fires such as the Green Ridge Fire, the Holiday Farm Fire, the Gates Fire and many more. These devastating wildfires prompted mass evacuations, destroying thousands of homes and threatening dozens of communities. In Oregon...

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

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

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....

Over 3,000 Business Leaders Join Deputy Secretary Don Graves and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas in Virtual Discussion on Administration’s Build Back Better Agenda

Earlier today, Deputy Secretary Don Graves and Isiah Thomas, NBA hall of famer and CEO of Isiah International, hosted a virtual briefing with over 3,000 business leaders to break down the importance of passing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and to address how the American Jobs Plan will benefit small businesses across the country. The event was hosted by the Public Private Strategies...

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

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...