NOAA and its partners have developed a new forecasting tool to simulate how water moves throughout the nation’s rivers and streams, paving the way for the biggest improvement in flood forecasting the country has ever seen.
For more than 50 years, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has led the nation’s economic development agenda. Each year, EDA publishes an annual report to showcase EDA projects impacting economic growth across the country. The report tells the story of what we do at EDA: build ladders of opportunity for all Americans.
The U.S. Department of Commerce today released a new report that shows U.S. metropolitan areas exported more than $1.3 trillion in merchandise exports in 2015, accounting for 89 percent of all goods exported from the United States. The 2015 Metropolitan Area Export Overview states that 156 metro areas exported more than $1 billion of goods to consumers around the globe.
As many kids across the nation go back to school this month, we are excited to roll out a new U.S. Census Bureau program, “Statistics in Schools,” aimed at making a real and positive difference in American education. Statistics in Schools offers teachers and students a free toolbox brimming with comprehensive statistical information to enrich the K-12 academic experience.
The rapid evolution of technology and the rise of all things digital have unleashed a stunning amount of data through federal agencies – and an unprecedented opportunity to advance the ways in which we share, analyze, interpret and put data to work in meaningful ways.
This week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker co-chaired the U.S.-India CEO Forum. The CEO Forum includes representation from more than 20 U.S. and India private sector firms, and serves as a vehicle for business leaders to provide joint recommendations to both governments on how to strengthen the commercial ties between the U.S. and India.
The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. The parade inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a “workingmen’s holiday” on one day or another.
Among the 5.4 million U.S. firms with paid employees, 481,981, or 8.9 percent, had been in business for less than two years in 2014, according to findings from the U.S. Census Bureau’s inaugural Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs.