Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.
Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in Pakistan
On February 25, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss expanding the bilateral trade and investment relationship, particularly in the energy and digital sectors. During his visit, Secretary Ross met with U.S. companies based in Pakistan. Read Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Visit to Pakistan
On February 25, U.S. Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham announced that the 2020 Census Community Partnership and Engagement Program (CPEP) has reached its goal of 300,000 partnering organizations nationwide.
On February 27, Secretary Ross announced the allocation of $65 million to communities in Alaska, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and the Yurok Tribe (California) that suffered fishery disasters between 2017 and 2019.
On February 27, the United States Patent and Trademark Office invited students, inventors, entrepreneurs, innovators, public institutions, tech firms, and small businesses to attend a Black History Month celebration at Alabama A&M themed "Building a legacy of impact through invention."
On February 28, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released Personal Income and Outlays for January 2020. Learn more about January’s increases in personal income and consumer spending at https://go.usa.gov/xddYq
March 1 marked the first day of meteorological spring! Meteorologists around the world use the same four three-month blocks to represent the seasons. This helps make our weather data sets consistent, as astronomical seasons change each year. Get ready for Spring weather hazards by visiting our Spring Safety website! http://weather.gov/wrn/spring-safety
Inaugural Women's Global Trade Empowerment Forum: Expanding Trade in North America & Beyond In anticipation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), this dynamic forum provides a truly unique opportunity to gain the tools, skills, and networks to build an export strategy and develop business connections.