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How to Make the Most of Your Manufacturing Day Event

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The following is a cross-post from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Blog By Mark Schmit , National Accounts Manager, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) I was five years old in December of 1974, and thanks to the magic of the holiday season I was also in joyful possession of an Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle (with action figure). At the time, the Stunt Cycle set was...

Manufacturing Day: Recognizing Manufacturing's Impact on the U.S. Economy

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's America Counts Blog It’s no secret the manufacturing sector has a major impact on the U.S. economy. But just how big of an impact will be recognized on Manufacturing Day on October 4, 2019. Manufacturing Day is held annually on the first Friday in October to showcase the contributions of this key economic sector and events are happening...

The Department of Commerce Celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online while increasing the resilience of the Nation against cyber threats. In our third year of participation as a partner in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Stop. Think. Connect. ™...

Nationwide Coding Challenge to Assist Emergency Responders in Serving and Protecting Communities Nationwide

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The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) blog September is National Preparedness Month, and this year innovation for first responders is on the forefront. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), is collaborating with the DOC National Institute of Standards and...

Outdoor Recreation Industry Grew 3.9% in 2017: Boating and Fishing Industry Leads Growth

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) The U.S. outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent ($427.2 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 according to statistics released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA) also shows that inflation-adjusted (real) GDP for the outdoor...

Business Incentives Continue to Play a Key Role in U.S. FDI Leadership

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology , the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA) Global companies are drawn to the United States for many reasons: a highly productive and educated workforce, low-cost supply of energy, direct access to the world’s most robust capital markets, and much more . But how much of our nation’s continued success in this arena should be...

U.S. Current Account Deficit Narrows in Second Quarter 2019

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The following is a cross-post from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) The U.S. current account deficit, which reflects the combined balances on trade in goods and services and income flows between U.S. residents and residents of other countries, narrowed by $8.0 billion, or 5.9 percent, to $128.2 billion in the second quarter of 2019. The narrowing mainly reflected an expanded surplus on...

U.S. Census Bureau Celebrates Role in U.S. Constitution that Requires a Census Count of Everyone in the United States

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Article I, Section II of the U.S. Constitution mandates a population count of the U.S. every 10 years. Today, the U.S. Census Bureau celebrated its role in the Constitution at events in Philadelphia next to Independence Hall to educate the public about the importance of the upcoming 2020 Census. “The Census Bureau is well on its way to...