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Biden-Harris Administration Announces over $50 Million in Internet for All Grants to Two Alaska Native Entities

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Assistant Secretary Davidson Announced the Awards During an Official Visit to Alaska At an Internet for All roundtable today in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it has awarded two grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. These grants, totaling approximately $51 million, are awarded...

Pride Will Not End. America’s Diversity is Our Greatest Asset

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By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo I believe strongly in protecting the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community and this month has been an opportunity to reflect on the strength, progress, and resiliency of the LGBTQIA+ community. But there is still much work to do. While Pride Month is coming to an end, I encourage everyone to continue to be resilient, embrace diversity, and celebrate everyone...

2022 Investment Summit: In-Person Applications Close on Friday, June 17

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Registration rates are higher than ever! In-person applications for the 2022 Investment Summit will close on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 5 p.m. (ET). Virtual applications will remain open. SelectUSA is thrilled to host the first in-person Investment Summit since 2019! June 26-29, 2022 we return to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland! The SelectUSA Investment...

Secretary Raimondo Raises Progress Pride Flag and Reaffirms Commerce’s Commitment to Building a More Inclusive Society for All Americans

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In honor of LGBTQI+ Pride Month, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo hosted a ceremony today with Commerce employees and announced the Department will fly the Progress Pride Flag at the Herbert C. Hoover Building throughout the month of June. The Progress Pride Flag celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQI+ community, including trans and non-binary individuals, and marginalized communities of color...

Commerce Honors Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month: America’s Road to Prosperity Runs through Our Nation’s Minority Business Community

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By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo As we come to the end of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, I want to take the time to recognize the vast contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders to the history, culture, and the economy of the United States. The AANHPI communities, some of the fastest-growing racial and ethnic...

Research Your Family and Nation’s History with 1950 Census Records

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Taken every 10 years since 1790, the United States census provides a snapshot of the nation's population. Because of a 72-year restriction on access to the records, the most recent census year currently available is 1950. On April 1, 2022, the 1950 Census was released, and users can access it for free through a dedicated website at 1950census.archives.gov. This population census is the 17th...

The Women of Commerce: Making a Difference in the U.S. and Around the World

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By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. 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 Women’s History Month is a great time to showcase the achievements of women scientists, entrepreneurs, inventors, educators, and many others who have contributed to that goal and...

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

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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...