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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today named four leading experts on public safety, wireless broadband communications, and state and local government to serve three-year terms on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board. FirstNet is an independent authority within Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) mandated by Congress to develop,...


The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, chaired by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, today released the draft Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) totaling approximately $183 million. Using funds from the settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc. for initial investments, the Council is seeking to address critical needs of ten key watersheds across the Gulf to help restore the...


Today, the Department of Commerce announced the 17 member companies that comprise the U.S. section of the U.S-India CEO Forum, which will hold its next meeting in Washington DC on September 21st. The CEO Forum will gather top business and government leaders from the U.S. and India to discuss efforts to improve the commercial and economic relationship between our two countries.


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration yesterday partnered with leaders from Pittsburgh’s innovation sector to deliver the next installment of Startup Global, an initiative designed to help more startup firms think global from the earliest stages of a company’s growth. Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), University of...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today released the following statement on the July jobs report, which showed that U.S. employment rose by 215,000 last month. “The July employment report shows that the Administration’s efforts to get the economy back on track are working,” said Secretary Pritzker. “We have now added 5.7 million jobs over the past two years, the strongest two-year job...


As part of the first-ever White House Demo Day focused on inclusive entrepreneurship, Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) Steve Case, Brian Chesky, Antonio Gracias, Daphne Koller, and Daniel Lubetzky have committed to investing nearly $4 million to support diverse innovators across the country. In addition, Entrepreneurship Ambassadors Daymond John from ABC-TV’s Shark Tank...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the launch of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $10 million funding opportunity for the 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program competition to spur innovation capacity-building activities in regions across the nation.


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