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Commerce Showcases Contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander-Owned Businesses on the U.S. Economy

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) with a day-long celebration Tuesday, May 15 featuring remarks from White House officials, panels focused on supplier partnerships and procurement, as well as discussions on the successes and challenges for millennial Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)....

White House Hosts Roundtable on Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset

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Today, I attended an expert roundtable on Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset , co-hosted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Center for Open Data Enterprise . Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset is a new and exciting Cross-Agency Priority Goal of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA), and I am thrilled to co-lead this effort with my colleagues, Pradeep Belur, Chief of Staff...

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...