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First Stop of PAC-DBIA Africa Trip in Ethiopia Yields Wins and Future Trade Opportunities for U.S. Companies

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA) This is the first in a series of posts highlighting a four-nation President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) fact-finding mission led by U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan. For more information on the PAC-DBIA visit https:/...

White House Releases First-Quarter Milestones on Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset

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Today marks the release of the first-quarter milestones for Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset , a new and exciting Cross-Agency Priority Goal of the President’s Management Agenda . I am excited to co-lead this effort with my colleagues, Pradeep Belur, Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Small Business Administration, Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, Nancy Potok,...

Modernizing America’s Infrastructure with Foreign Direct Investment

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Guest blog post by Brian Lenihan, Acting Executive Director of SelectUSA From expansive freeways and bridges to thriving seaports and airports, infrastructure is the backbone of the U.S. economy, fueling U.S. competitiveness by creating efficient supply chains, reliable energy information, as well as modern and secure transportation systems. However, years of underinvestment in infrastructure have...

10 Million Patents: A Celebration of American Innovation

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The following is a cross-post from the USPTO Director's Blog On June 19, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will issue patent number 10 million —a remarkable achievement for the United States of America and our agency. More than just a number, this patent represents one of ten million steps on a continuum of human accomplishment launched when our Founding Fathers provided for intellectual...

SelectUSA’s $30 Billion Impact on the U.S. Economy

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Guest blog post by Steven Meyers, Director of Outreach and Communications, SelectUSA Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States is a key contributor to U.S. economic growth, directly and indirectly supporting nearly 13 million American jobs. It contributes to U.S. exports, drives innovation, and – most importantly – sends hardworking Americans home with a paycheck. Since 2007, the...

The SelectUSA Investment Summit: Advancing and Expanding American Prosperity

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Guest blog post by Brian Lenihan, Acting Executive Director of SelectUSA The upcoming 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit (June 20-22) will feature several plenaries, panels, and breakout sessions of experts, each focused on a vital U.S. industry or subject affecting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. Advanced manufacturing, workforce development , the burgeoning commercial space...

Thanks to Innovation and Investment, the U.S. Aerospace Industry is Boldly Going to New Frontiers

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Guest blog post by Brian Lenihan , Acting Executive Director of SelectUSA On February 20, Vice President Mike Pence led the second meeting of the National Space Council at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Vice President Pence reiterated the Trump Administration’s dedication to making the United States the global leader in the burgeoning commercial space industry. “It's here today, in the 21st...

Spotlight on Commerce: Joannie Chin, Deputy Director, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Ed. Note: This post if part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog by Joannie Chin, Deputy Director, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology I grew up in a suburb on the east side of Cleveland (which I feel compelled to...