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Jul062016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the May 2016 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. U.S. exports of goods and services decreased slightly to $182.4 billion in May from $182.7 billion in April. New monthly export records were established in Telecommunications, Computer, and Information services -- $3.1 billion...

Jun282016

On Wednesday, June 29, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will join President Obama in Canada at the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS), hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This year’s Summit will focus on four pillars: climate, energy, and the environment; economic competitiveness; regional and global issues; and security and defense. President Obama will address a joint session...

Jun212016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker concluded the Obama administration’s third and final SelectUSA Summit, which brought together international companies, domestic economic development organizations (EDOs), and a range of other stakeholders to explore job-creating investment opportunities throughout the United States. The highly successful, two-day Summit welcomed more than 2,500...

Jun202016

The U.S. Department of Commerce today released a new report that highlights the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the U.S. economy. The Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Update to 2013 Report examines recent trends in FDI and highlights newly released “greenfield” FDI data from the Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The report notes that foreign direct...

Jun202016

The Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) has reached a turning point. The agency published a Federal Register notice (FRN) announcing a new joint venture partnership (JVP) opportunity focused on improving access, analysis, and use of federal data and it is welcoming a new director, Avi Bender, formerly the chief technology officer at the U.S. Census Bureau.

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