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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...

Secretary Raimondo Announces Results of Request for Information on Semiconductor Supply Chain

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Over the past year, Americans have come to understand the important role that semiconductors play in our everyday lives. The COVID pandemic created short supply and high demand across many industries, including semiconductors. While the private sector still has work to do to sort out their supply chains, we have seen several encouraging announcements on semiconductors: Last week, Intel announced...

Come One, Come All: Registration for the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit is Now Open!

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As Secretary of Commerce, one of the first events I had the pleasure of hosting was one of the Department’s largest and longstanding – the annual SelectUSA Investment Summit. Organizing a well-known and typically widely attended international summit during a global pandemic seemed like an insurmountable task, but this past June the Department of Commerce rose to the challenge. We safely welcomed...