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Celebrating Manufacturing’s Contributions to the American Economy

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It is no mere coincidence that I am in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today with Ray Yeager, CEO, DMI Industries. Today, on National Manufacturing Day, we confirm our commitment to this Nation serving as a global manufacturing leader, through cutting-edge research and development, to deliver to our citizens and to our trading partners the highest quality manufactured products in the world. Our...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ana Valentin, Acting Chief, Enterprise Service Branch, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by Ana Valentin, Acting Chief, Enterprise Service Branch, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ¡Bienvenidos! Celebremos el mes de la Herencia...

Spotlight on Commerce: José Ricardo García, Scriptwriter and Video Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by José Ricardo García, Scriptwriter and Video Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I used to think that you could only be a...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jennifer Pineda, Budget Analyst, Office of Budget, Office of the Secretary

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by Jennifer Pineda, Budget Analyst, Office of Budget, Office of the Secretary I was born in New York, but I moved to Pereira, Colombia at the age of three....

Manufacturing Leads as Top Sector for Foreign Direct Investment in the United States

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The following is a cross-post by Maureen Book, Research Analyst, SelectUSA With Manufacturing Day fast approaching on October 5, this is a great opportunity to recognize the important role that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in the U.S. manufacturing sector. Throughout the past 20 years, the manufacturing sector has been the largest recipient of all foreign direct investment in the United...

Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2017

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis Blog Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 312 out of 383 metropolitan areas in 2017 according to statistics on the geographic breakout of GDP released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The percent change in real GDP by metropolitan area ranged from 12.1 percent in Odessa, TX to -7.8 percent in Enid, OK (table 2)....

Our Highest Priority: Protect and Secure the 2020 Census

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by Rod Turk, Acting Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau share an important goal – to ensure the 2020 Decennial Census is safe, secure, and on schedule. Protecting Census Bureau systems as well as the confidentiality and the security of the data we collect is our highest priority. The Department and the Census Bureau work...

Personal Income Rises in July

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis Blog Personal income increased 0.3 percent in July after increasing 0.4 percent in June. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income,increased 0.4 percent in July, the same increase as in June. Current-dollar disposable personal income (DPI) , after-tax income, increased 0.3 percent in July after increasing 0.4...