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Workforce Development to be Showcased at the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Blog post by Steven Meyers, Director of Outreach and Communications, SelectUSA The U.S. economy is the best shape since the turn of the 21 st century. Unemployment has reached a rare low of 3.9 percent, wages are rising, and the international consensus is that the U.S. market is one of reliability and confidence. Indeed, there has never been a better time to invest in the United States and its...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jennifer Rimbach, Access to Capital Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Ed. note: This post is 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 post by Jennifer Rimbach, Access to Capital Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) I’ve never been a fan of labels. Perhaps that’s why it wasn’t...

President’s “E” Awards Celebrate U.S. Companies’ Export Achievements

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On Monday, May 21, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross honored 43 American companies, representing 18 U.S. states and Guam, with the 2018 President’s “E” Award to kick off World Trade Week . The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any person, firm, and organization can receive for making a significant contribution to increasing U.S. exports. This year, 25 companies and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Laura Shin, Deputy Chief, Federal Assistance Law Division, Office of General Counsel

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Ed. note: This post is 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 post by Laura Shin, Deputy Chief, Federal Assistance Law Division, Office of General Counsel During this Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we recognize the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Dawn Bailey and Christine Schaefer, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Ed. note: This post is part of a series for Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) May 6-12, showcasing the vast and diverse work of Commerce employees collectively working together to deliver important services that are helping the American economy grow. Guest blog post by Dawn Bailey and Christine Schaefer, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology...

Spotlight on Commerce: Van Gilbert, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Ed. note: This post is part of a series for Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) May 6-12, showcasing the vast and diverse work of Commerce employees collectively working together to deliver important services that are helping the American economy grow. Guest blog post by Van Gilbert, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office As a patent examiner in the Pro Se Assistance Pilot Program at the United...

Spotlight on Commerce: Dr. Joanna Chan, Data Scientist, National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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Ed. note: This post is part of a series for Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) May 6-12, showcasing the vast and diverse work of Commerce employees collectively working together to deliver important services that are helping the American economy grow. Guest blog post by Dr. Joanna Chan, Data Scientist, National Technical Information Service (NTIS) I am a data scientist with Commerce’s National...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jane Callen, Senior Editor, U.S. Census Bureau

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Ed. note: This post is part of a series for Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) May 6-12, showcasing the vast and diverse work of Commerce employees collectively working together to deliver important services that are helping the American economy grow. Guest blog post Jane Callen, Senior Editor, U.S. Census Bureau Grover Cleveland said the path of public duty is unusually rugged. That can...