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Ensuring Tribal Communities Have the Resources Needed for Economic Growth

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and honor the rich history and heritage of Native Americans and recognize their vast contributions to our country’s progress and to our economy. The Commerce Department is committed to ensuring that Tribal communities have the resources they need for economic growth. That commitment starts with high-speed internet. For too long, Tribal...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Joins First Lady Jill Biden, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in Announcing New Administration Initiative to Prepare Young Americans for the Careers of the Future

On Monday, November 14, First Lady Jill Biden, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success, a new Biden-Harris Administration initiative that will strengthen the connection between K-12 education, postsecondary education, and workforce programs. The announcement marked the beginning of...

Secretary Raimondo Calls for More Women in the Construction Industry at NABTU Tradeswomen Build Nations 2022 Conference

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo traveled to Las Vegas where she announced the Million Women in Construction initiative that aims to build a new inclusive American workforce by bringing more women into the construction industry. The announcement was made on October 29th during the Secretary’s keynote remarks at the North American Building Trades Union (NABTU) Tradeswomen Build Nations 2022...

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

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

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

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

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

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...