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Harnessing the Power of Global Markets to Empower Women: Webinars this Month to Help You Go Global

The following is a cross-post from the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration When women trade, women succeed economically. With 95 percent of world consumers and 80 percent of world purchasing power outside of the United States, international trade is an untapped resource for women-owned businesses. Women-owned companies that trade and export earn more, create more jobs, stay in...

Three Organizations Win 2021 Baldrige Awards for Performance Excellence

Three U.S. organizations will receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s only presidential award for performance excellence. Celebrating robust quality management systems, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award evaluates businesses and nonprofit organizations in seven areas defined by the Baldrige Excellence Framework: leadership; strategy; customers; measurement...

NOAA’s GOES-T Blasts into Orbit: New Satellite will Support Weather Forecasts for the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii and Alaska

NOAA’s GOES-T, the third in a series of four advanced geostationary weather satellites, blasted into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket at 4:38 p.m. ET on March 1, 2022 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. GOES-T’s mission managers confirmed that its solar arrays successfully deployed at 8:28 p.m. EST, and the satellite was operating on its own power. GOES-T will track destructive...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Stats in Honor of Women's History Month

Cross-post by the U.S. Census Bureau National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women's Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City. More than seven decades later, Congress in 1981 established National Women's History Week to be commemorated...

Growing the American Economy through Black Leaders in Data, STEM, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo The Department of Commerce has one overarching goal: To improve America’s economic competitiveness so that our workers and our companies succeed in the global economy. And Black History Month is a great time to showcase the achievements of the Black scientists, educators, creators, activists, and others who have contributed to that goal and continue to...

This Black History Month Commerce Recommits to Creating Equity and Opportunity for All Americans

This Black History Month, I have been reflecting on the words equity and opportunity, and the work that we at the U.S. Department of Commerce are doing to live up to their definitions and ensure that we create a 21st century economy that works for all Americans, but especially those who far too often have been overlooked or left behind. I come from a long line of small business owners, including...

Black History Month: How Commerce Assists Black Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Joint blog by the Minority Business Development Agency, the International Trade Administration, and the Bureau of Industry and Security Throughout the year, the Department of Commerce provides valuable assistance to inventors and minority-owned business enterprises across the United States, including small and medium-size firms that are important source of revenue and jobs in communities...

EDA and MBDA Support a New Generation of Black Entrepreneurs

At the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Black History Month is an opportunity to shine a light on the legacies and achievements of those within the Black business community and to honor the significant cultural and economic contributions of Black Americans to our country. This is also a time to encourage greater participation and reaffirm our commitment to greater access to opportunity and...