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May252018

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Karen Dunn Kelley, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, performing the nonexclusive duties and functions of the Deputy Secretary of Commerce, delivered a keynote address at the 2018 National AAPI Business Summit that discussed the many contributions AAPI-owned businesses have made to the U.S. economy. Kelley noted that from 2007 to 2012, Asian-owned businesses in the U.S.

May252018

The first man on the moon held an American flag. In the not-too-distant future, astronauts on the moon may be holding fuel pumps. The future for American commercial space activity is bright. Space entrepreneurs are already planning travel to Mars, and they are looking to the moon as the perfect location for a way station to refuel and restock Mars-bound rockets.

May242018

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised President Trump’s signing of Space Policy Directive – 2 (SPD-2), which directs the Department of Commerce and other agencies to implement reforms of the U.S. commercial space regulatory framework that will unshackle private space industry.  The President’s approval brings into force several recommendations made by the National Space Council in...

May232018

Today, following a conversation with President Donald J. Trump,  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended.  The investigation will determine whether imports of automobiles, including SUVs, vans and light trucks, and automotive parts into the United States threaten to impair the national security as defined...

May232018

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Counting, measuring, and producing data is one of the oldest and most essential functions of the Federal government. Starting with the Constitutional requirement to count our nation’s people, the government has been called on to provide information on business, agriculture, trade, government spending, and so on. At the Department of Commerce alone, we collect more than 20 terabytes of data a day.

May232018

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Next month, workforce development will be a central focus of the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit, the top foreign direct investment event in the United States. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta will lead a panel on the subject with an emphasis on utilizing America’s most valuable economic resource: one of the most skilled and educated workforces in the world.

May222018

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Serving as a Business Development Specialist really allows me to be part of a mission larger than myself. I am on an access to capital team and feel fortunate to work every day with diverse entrepreneurs, many of whom are committed to making a difference in their communities through job creation, training opportunities and nonprofit involvement.

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