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Commerce Secretary Ross Addresses Importance of Tax Reform in Empowering Minority-Owned Businesses

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross yesterday addressed minority businesses from across the country and stressed the need for tax reform in advancing economic growth, empowering small business owners and bringing more jobs back to the U.S. During a keynote address to the Minority Business Development Agency’s Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, Secretary Ross reaffirmed the Administration...

Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Responsibility

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Department of Commerce – in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign – is highlighting the importance of cybersecurity and online safety. As recent major cybersecurity incidents have occurred, cybercriminals often rely on human error – like failing to install software patches, clicking on...

The Department of Commerce Celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Department of Commerce – in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign – is highlighting the importance of cybersecurity and online safety. This October, the Department of Commerce is proud to participate as a partner in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an effort from coast to coast...

Spotlight on Commerce: Mara Campbell, U.S. Economic and 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 employees during Hispanic Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Mara Campbell, U.S. Economic and Development Administration (EDA) As an attorney at the U.S. Economic Development Administration, I get to have a direct and positive impact on communities throughout the United States....

Foreign Direct Investment Strengthens America’s High-Tech Competitiveness

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By Maureen Book, Research Analyst, SelectUSA SelectUSA recently released its second industry-focused report: “High-Tech Industries: The Role of FDI in Driving Innovation and Growth.” This report provides an in-depth look at high-tech clusters in the United States and gives the first-ever analysis of the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in high-tech industries. The report’s biggest takeaway...

Spotlight on Commerce: Juan Lara, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Census Bureau

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Hispanic Heritage Month. Guest blog post by ;Juan Lara, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Census Bureau Hispanic Heritage Month provides an opportunity to highlight the many cultures that are part of the fabric of our great nation. It...

Spotlight on Commerce: Juan Valentin, Education Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Hispanic Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Juan Valentin, Education Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) If you had told me ten years ago that in October of 2017 I would be traveling across the United States educating children and adults...

Beyond the Products: A Look at the Workers and their Occupations in the Manufacturing Industry

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau. On Manufacturing Day, we celebrate the wide range of skills and occupations of workers in the manufacturing industry. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in 10, or 15.4 million, U.S. workers in the civilian workforce had jobs in the manufacturing industry in 2016, making everything from cars to food. What do we know about people who...