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America’s Strong Marine Economy Vital to Building Back Better

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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

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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

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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...