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May162016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today honored 123 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas during the 2016 President’s “E” Awards ceremony. For the first time in the award’s 54-year history, winners represent every state and the District of Columbia. Of this year’s 123 honorees, 105 are small and medium-sized businesses, and 64 firms are manufacturers.

May102016

Today, the City Innovate Foundation was joined by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Denise Turner Roth to announce a first-of-its-kind Innovation lab to solve urban problems and scale solutions at 50 United Nations Plaza. The 5,000 sq. ft. Superpublic will serve as a platform for the public, private, and non-...

May042016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the March 2016 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. The total trade deficit improved 13.9 percent in March, to $40.4 billion, driven by a $6.0 billion reduction in the goods trade deficit. In addition, new monthly export records were established in travel services -- $15.5...

Apr232016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Hannover, Germany from April 24-27 to attend the 2016 Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology. President Obama is leading the overall U.S. delegation. The visit is an opportunity to celebrate the deep partnership between the U.S. and Germany, showcase innovation taking place on both sides of the Atlantic,...

Apr192016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced that several economies have joined together to issue a statement that includes steps to address steel excess capacity. The statement comes one day after Secretary Pritzker and Ambassador Froman expressed their disappointment that during the High-Level Meeting on global excess capacity in the...

Apr192016

The U.S. Department of Commerce today issued the Public Safety Analytics R&D Roadmap, which outlines opportunities to spur innovation and improve public safety by making data more accessible and useful for police, firefighters, emergency medical services and other first responders. Published by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), this report evaluates software,...

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