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Sep102015

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As the summer comes to an end, millions of students are returning to campuses all over the country. A good portion of these students are coming from abroad. Did you know that the tuition and living expenses of foreign students make up an important services export? In 2013 the total came to $27 billion in U.S. exports, roughly twice the amount of a decade ago.

Sep092015

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The Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is the only federal agency solely focused on economic development. While economic development can take many forms (e.g., infrastructure, technical assistance, planning), workforce development is an especially critical tool to strengthening America’s workforce.

Sep082015

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At today’s White House Summit on Apprenticeship, we were thrilled that Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker announced that the Joyce Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation will support a $450,000 effort to document the return on investment of registered apprentices for U.S. employers

Sep082015

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Two years ago, the U.S. Commerce Department launched its Open for Business Agenda and took several strides to foster entrepreneurship. U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker believes entrepreneurs are the foundation of our economy and that those who create and innovate, transform ideas into new businesses.

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