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Spotlight on Commerce: Vincent R. Gordon, Chief of the Administrative and Customer Services Division (ACSD), 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 African-American military veterans during Black History Month. Guest blog post by Vincent R. Gordon, Chief of the Administrative and Customer Services Division (ACSD), U.S. Census Bureau I currently serve as Division Chief of the Administrative and Customer Services Division...

Spotlight on Commerce: Rachael Wilde, Division Chief of Trade and Information Programs, Office of Budget

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce African American veterans during Black History Month. The 2018 Black History Month theme, “African Americans in Times of War,” provides the framework for many stories related to African American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, veterans and civilians. The following is part of...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ray Cohen, Deputy Assistant Director for International Operations, Bureau of Industry and Security

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce African American Military Veterans during Black History Month. The 2018 Black History Month theme, “African Americans in Times of War,” provides the framework for many stories related to African American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, veterans and civilians. The following...

Secretary Ross Outlines Commerce-Led Initiatives to Advance Space Leadership

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Secretary Wilbur Ross addressed the second meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council today, where he outlined Commerce-led initiatives to advance American leadership in space commerce. “Since the Council’s first meeting last October, the Department of Commerce has identified regulatory barriers to commercial space activity and developed a vision for the future of space commerce....

Bureau of Economic Analysis Releases for the First Time Prototype Statistics Measuring the Economic Effects of Outdoor Recreation

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Americans who hit the trails to ski, bike or hike aren’t just working up a sweat; they’re also generating economic activity. Outdoor recreation accounted for 2.0 percent of the U.S. economy, or $373.7 billion, in 2016, according to prototype statistics for the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ newest special account. The outdoor recreation economy grew 3.8 percent in 2016, compared with the overall U.S...

Helping the American Economy Grow: 2018–2022 Strategic Plan

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I’m excited to present the U.S. Department of Commerce’s 2018–2022 Strategic Plan. It sets out the priorities I’ve established for the Department and informs the public about our important work. The Department of Commerce has one overarching purpose: Helping the American Economy Grow. American workers and businesses operate in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive world. To address these...

Spotlight on Commerce: Robin D. Bush, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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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 Black History Month. Guest blog post by Robin D. Bush, LEED AP, Coordinator, Environmental & Strategic Analysis & Acting Area Director, U.S. Economic Development Administration I manage the environmental program and the investment strategies of the Chicago...

Spotlight on Commerce: Darmika Stanfield, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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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 Black History Month. Guest blog post by Darmika Stanfield, Congressional Affairs Specialist, U.S. Economic Development Administration As a Congressional Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), I work hard every day to do my part...