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The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Workforce Strategies Initiative at the Aspen Institute today announced the selection of seven regional site teams, comprised of leaders in industry, government, education, and workforce and economic development, to participate in the Communities that Work Partnership.


U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today released 19 new reports designed to help U.S. exporters identify their next export market by comparing opportunities across borders. As part of the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) new Top Markets Series, each report projects and ranks future export opportunities within a particular industry, providing in-depth commentary on key opportunities...


U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today announced U.S. metropolitan areas in 2014 set export highs for the fifth year in a row exceeding $1.44 trillion in goods exports. According to the new Commerce report, 2014 Metropolitan Area Export Overview, metro area exports increased $36 billion from 2013, accounting for more than 80 percent of the growth in total U.S. goods exports last year. The...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced 12 new communities that have received designations under the Obama Administration’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. She announced the designees during remarks at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit at Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.


The U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and Transportation announced an open forum on April 10, 2015, and issued a Federal Register notice on May 5, 2015 (80 FR 25671), soliciting information and views on assertions that three foreign airlines – Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways – have received and are benefitting from subsidies from their respective governments that are...


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