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Celebrate and Support Small Businesses

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business. How You Can Participate For shoppers Find participating small businesses in your area For small business owners Get advice on...

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Increases in all 50 States in 2nd Quarter of 2018

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the second quarter of 2018, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The percent change in real GDP in the second quarter ranged from 6.0 percent in Texas to 2.5 percent in Delaware. Information...

Census Bureau’s Emergency Response Team Ready With Data

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog When major wildfires broke out in northern and southern California last week, Ron Jarmin, performing the nonexclusive functions and duties of the director of the Census Bureau, activated the agency’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Team (EPRT) . Demographic, economic and business data are crucial in times like these. That’s why the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist in the International Trade Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist, International Trade Administration My father is a Vietnam and Iraq War veteran, so I was raised to understand the challenges and benefits of military service. It was not my life’s...

Spotlight on Commerce: Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) My name is Dawn Taylor, I am a Management and Program Analyst with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). I grew up in one of the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis How did I get here? I find myself asking that question often. I especially found myself wondering that last summer on my 32nd...

Spotlight on Commerce: Son Lam, Management Analyst, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Son Lam, Management Analyst, Office of Financial and Management Services, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) When I first arrived in America, I was a three-year-old refugee from Vietnam immediately...

Spotlight on Commerce: Robert Brown, International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Robert Brown, International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration I’m sure that many people who write these types of blogs will tell you that they joined the military because they felt that it...