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The U.S. Department of Commerce today officially launched the Startup Global initiative, delivering the first in a series of pilot program educational events. The event took place at 1776, a local business incubator in Washington, D.C., which is one of four such locations to be selected as pilot sites. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Startup Global, an initiative designed to...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the February 2015 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services data. The goods and services trade deficit improved by 17 percent to $35.4 billion in February. This is the lowest monthly trade deficit since October 2009.


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of Russell Slifer as the next Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Slifer currently serves as the Director of the USPTO's Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver and will begin his new role at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the U.S. Commerce Department will co-chair the Broadband Opportunity Council, a new federal government initiative aimed at increasing broadband investment and reducing barriers to broadband deployment and adoption.


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