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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Today marks the beginning of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Month. In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to...

Patents and Trademarks of World War One

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This month marks the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I on April 6, 1917, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has taken a look back into its archives of patents and trademarks from that era. World War I, and the years that came after it, resulted in a surge of American ingenuity and technological innovation. As soldiers faced different types of warfare, new...

Celebrating World IP Day

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On April 26th, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) celebrated World Intellectual Property (IP) day in Washington, D.C., as well as across the country in Houston , Chicago and Silicon Valley . The theme of this year’s World IP Day is “Innovation – Improving Lives.” One program which is a prime example innovation improving lives is Patents for Humanity , the USPTO’s awards competition...

Get Ready for National Small Business Week

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The following is a cross-post from the Small Business Administration (SBA) blog By Linda McMahon , SBA Administrator Once upon a time.... It’s the classic opening to our favorite fairy tales. As children, we dream of magic potions and knights in shining armor that will provide our happily ever after. How were we to know that our own hard work, skill and determination could be far more effective?...

FirstNet Shares Best Practices on Public Safety with Global Peers

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The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) blog By TJ Kennedy, FirstNet President Americans are now learning about the public-private partnership between FirstNet and AT&T that is working to bring a dedicated, wireless broadband network to public safety nationwide (“FirstNet”). What they may not know is that other countries are pursuing similar nationwide...

California Takes Top Three Spots in Employment Growth Among Large Counties, Census Bureau Reports

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San Francisco, Riverside and San Bernardino led the nation in annual employment growth among the top 50 U.S. counties with the most employees, according to new U.S. Census Bureau economic statistics released today. Overall, these 50 counties accounted for 34.6 percent of employment of all establishments defined by the North American Industry Classification System ( NAICS ). San Francisco County,...

Grow With Us: Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 #SelectUSASummit

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Cross-posted from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA) Blog post by Elena Volkava is an Intern with SelectUSA , a Program within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. She is a Graduate Student Studying International Development at Georgetown University. With a total foreign direct investment (FDI) stock of $3.1 trillion, the...

Free and Fair Trade for American Workers and Businesses

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Post by Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce Originally posted on the White House Blog on April 13, 2017. The United States is the least protectionist country in the world but has the largest trade deficit, while other countries are highly protectionist and have huge trade surpluses. This cannot continue. We can no longer afford to be ignorant or naive in the aggressive global marketplace, and there...