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Commerce Ranks in Top Five Places to Work in Federal Government for Ninth Consecutive Year

Recently, the Partnership for Public Service released the 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. And, for the ninth consecutive year, the Department of Commerce remained in the Top 5 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government ranking fifth among 17 large agencies. The results were based on the annual 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) sent to 37,247 eligible...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Joins President Biden at U.S.-EU Summit and Advances Tech and Trade Issues with European Union and Private Sector Leaders

On June 14-16, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo joined President Biden, Secretary Blinken, Ambassador Tai and European Union (EU) leaders at the U.S.-EU Summit in Brussels. The U.S.-EU Summit presented an opportunity to rebuild and strengthen U.S.-EU ties and set a joint transatlantic agenda for the post-pandemic era. This includes fighting and ending the COVID-19 pandemic across the...

America’s Strong Marine Economy Vital to Building Back Better

America’s marine economy contributed about $397 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2019 and grew faster than the nation’s economy as a whole, according to the most current results of the first official Marine Economy Satellite Account released today by two Department of Commerce agencies. “America’s strong marine economy is absolutely vital for building back better,” said Secretary...

Equality and Justice: Commerce Stands in Solidarity with LGBTQ+ Community in Honor of Pride Month

On June 1, President Biden’s issued a proclamation to the Nation honoring the history and achievements of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community and declaring June as Pride Month. Pride Month is not only a time to recognize their invaluable contributions, but to stand with them in solidarity in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. “Pride...

Celebrate the Power of Travel during National Travel and Tourism Week 2021

By U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Travel has the power to connect people with places and expose us to new cultures and ways of life. For well over a year, Americans made difficult decisions to forgo personal travel and business trips to protect ourselves, our families, friends, and communities from the COVID-19 pandemic. As we mark National Travel and Tourism Week (May 2--8, 2021), I...