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Aug082016

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Last week, Secretary Penny Pritzker traveled to California to participate in several events highlighting the Department of Commerce’s efforts to help create the conditions for U.S. businesses to compete and succeed in the global economy.

Aug052016

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On August 4, Secretary Pritzker traveled to Boulder, Colorado to participate in a Startup Day Across America event at Black Lab Sports and promote entrepreneurship. Secretary Pritzker had the opportunity to meet with representatives from 16 local startups, including Zybek Sports, iSplack, TredLite, and Edntech, and observe demonstrations of their innovative products.

Aug012016

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The U.S. Department of Commerce is dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability, making the environment one of its five core pillars of its strategic plan. The Department has done tremendous work in helping businesses and communities thrive in a changing environment and have made strides in terms of environmental conservation and awareness.

Jul272016

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Guided by the principle that successful organizations routinely re-evaluate how essential responsibilities are executed, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) daily focuses on 21st Century governance through increasing efficiency, productivity, and customer service.

Jul272016

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As many college students prepare to head back to school, interns at the U.S. Department of Commerce had a unique opportunity to hear from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Earlier this week, Secretary Pritzker hosted an armchair discussion alongside former intern and current Confidential Assistant to the Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Rory Slatko.

Jul222016

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On Thursday, July 21, exactly 209 years to the day that President Thomas Jefferson approved Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler’s plan to conduct a survey of our new nation’s coastlines, Secretary Pritzker became the first sitting Secretary of Commerce to attend a NOAA change-of-command ceremony for Ferdinand’s namesake ship in Norfolk, Virginia. During the ceremony she thanked Lt. Cmdr.

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