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Biden Administration Launches Portal to Help Communities Assess Exposure to Climate Hazards

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Today, the Biden-Harris Administration in partnership with Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) jointly launched a new website to help communities across the nation understand the real-time climate-related hazards in their area, analyze projected long-term exposure to those hazards, and identify federal funds to...

Commerce Department Launches the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Upskilling Initiative

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Private Sector Commitments Will Provide Digital Skills to Seven Million Women and Girls Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) launched the IPEF Upskilling Initiative, a public-private endeavor to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth by providing primarily women and girls in IPEF emerging economies and middle-income partners...

Susie Feliz Sworn-In as Assistant Commerce Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs

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Today, Susie Feliz was sworn-in as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, following a Senate confirmation by unanimous consent. In this role, Feliz will advise the Secretary on legislative issues, congressional relations and the Department’s relationships with state, county, Tribal, and municipal governments....

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoshimasa Hayashi

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo spoke with Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoshimasa Hayashi about the importance of continued coordination between the United States and Japan on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). During their call, the Secretary thanked Minister Hayashi for Japan’s close partnership and support for IPEF ahead of the IPEF Ministerial this...

Biden Administration Releases Implementation Strategy for $50 Billion CHIPS for America program

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Strategy includes key initiatives, timelines for funding notices, recommendations for successful applications Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its strategy outlining how the Department will implement $50 billion from the bipartisan CHIPS Act of 2022, signed by President Biden last month. The CHIPS for America program, housed within the Department’s National Institute of Standards...

President Biden to Announce 21 Winners of $1 Billion American Rescue Plan Regional Challenge

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Funding Provides Regional Investments to Transform Local Economies, Create Good-Paying Jobs, Jumpstart Emerging Industries, and Prepare Workforce for the Future WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden will announce the 21 winners of the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, the most impactful regional economic development competition in decades. Funded by President Biden’s American Rescue...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs & Climate Action Robert Habeck

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met by phone with Robert Habeck, Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action for Germany, to reaffirm the two nations’ longstanding trade partnership in clean energy, energy security, climate change, technology, the digital economy, and numerous other sectors. The two principals also discussed our shared response to Russia’s...

Commerce Department Releases RFI Results on CHIPS Program

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Report Details Public Recommendations for Supporting a Strong Domestic Semiconductor Industry As the U.S. Department of Commerce prepares to announce its high-level strategy for the $50 billion Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (“CHIPS”) for America Fund, in the coming weeks, the agency today released a summary of responses to a Request for Information (RFI) on incentives...