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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces First Awards Distributed Under Economic Development Administration’s American Rescue Plan Programs

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo is pleased to announce that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has begun awarding its historic $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to assist communities nationwide in their efforts to build back better by accelerating the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and building local economies that will be resilient to...

Commerce Tightens Export Controls on Items Used in Surveillance of Private Citizens and other Malicious Cyber Activities

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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has released an interim final rule, establishing controls on the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) of certain items that can be used for malicious cyber activities. The rule also creates a new License Exception Authorized Cybersecurity Exports (ACE) and requests public comments on the projected impact of the proposed controls...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Awards 13 Grants to Boost U.S. Exports, Support High Quality Jobs

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced 13 new grants designed to support the export success of U.S. businesses in key industries. The Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP), administered by Commerce’s International Trade Administration, awarded nearly $3 million in financial and technical assistance for targeted projects that aim to promote U.S. exports in international...

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with with Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland Ville Skinnari

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Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo met with Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland Ville Skinnari to discuss how best to utilize the goals and objectives set during the 1st U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council ministerial to reinforce and strengthen bilateral and multilateral efforts. The Secretary also expressed appreciation on behalf of the Department of Commerce for...

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with French Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery Bruno Le Maire

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WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo met with French Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery Bruno Le Maire to discuss the strong, longstanding U.S.-France commercial partnership and to follow up on goals and outcomes from the 1st U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) ministerial, held September 29, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Secretary Raimondo and Minister Le Maire also...

NOAA Upgrades Climate Website Amid Growing Demand for Climate Information

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NOAA’s Climate Program Office today launched a newly redesigned version of Climate.gov, NOAA’s award-winning, flagship website that provides the public with clear, timely, and science-based information about climate. The redesign expands the site’s already significant capacity to connect Americans with the resources they need to understand and plan for climate-related risks. Americans are facing...

Secretary Raimondo, Administration Leaders Applaud President Biden’s Restoration of National Monuments

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President Biden took action yesterday to restore protections to three national monuments that had been dismantled by the previous administration. The new proclamations, signed yesterday, reestablish the boundaries in place before President Trump’s unprecedented action to drastically reduce the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah, and restore management...

Department of Commerce Releases Climate Action Plan for Adaptation and Resilience

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Alongside more than 20 major federal agencies as part of President Biden’s whole of government approach to confronting the climate crisis, the Department of Commerce released its Climate Action Plan for Adaptation and Resilience on October 7, 2021. With a substantial portion of the United States gross domestic product dependent on weather and climate, supporting economic growth and resiliency and...