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U.S. Department of Commerce Makes $30 Million Available to Assist America's Coal Communities

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To support locally-driven efforts in coal country to spur job growth, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) making $30 million in funds available to assist coal communities through the 2017 Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC 2017) initiative. “The Trump...

Recent Economic Trends in Manufacturing

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The initial strength of the rebound in manufacturing after the Great Recession has cooled off in recent years.1 Although limited, the available data so far for 2017 indicates that there may be some renewed momentum for growth. Additionally, a monthly survey of manufacturers indicates that the sector is growing. However, the U.S. manufacturing sector is made up of many industries that produce goods...

NOAA Data Helps Retail and Manufacturing Business Minimize Impacts from Weather and Climate

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The following is a cross-post from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information From making sure warm winter coats are in stock at just the right time to accurately evaluating the underlying causes of fluctuations in the U.S. economy, NCEI’s environmental data provide critical information for retailers, manufacturers, and the companies that invest in them. As industries that are highly...

Secretary Wilbur Ross Concludes 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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The Department of Commerce concluded its fourth SelectUSA Investment Summit (Investment Summit) on Tuesday, setting records for total registrations and participating international business representatives. More than 3,000 people registered for the Investment Summit, including 1,200 business representatives from 64 foreign markets. “This continues to be the best place for business representatives...

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on U.S. Sugar Industry Support for Deal with Mexico

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“I am glad all parties have agreed that the new sugar agreement is fair and addresses the shortcomings of the original deal. Thank you to our industry partners, as well as our Mexican counterparts, for their hard work. I look forward to seeing the public comments on this deal, but am hopeful that we can successfully implement this new agreement with the support and cooperation of all stakeholders...

Cabinet Secretaries to Join Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced he will be joined by Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 18-20, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. “President Trump is committed to creating a business-friendly...

Public Comment Sought on Amended Sugar Agreement

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released the specific draft sugar agreements initialed by the governments of the United States and Mexico and representatives of the Mexican sugar industry. This follows months of negotiations and further technical consultations between the two governments and the sugar growing and refining industries of both countries. On June 6, U.S. Secretary of Commerce...

Department of Commerce Announces Changes to the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Private Angler Recreational Season

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For the first time in a decade, Federal authorities and the five Gulf States have agreed to align Federal and State private angler red snapper fishing seasons for the remainder of the summer, and the Department of Commerce has re-opened the 2017 private angler recreational season for 39 weekend days and holidays. Majority Whip Scalise and other Members of Congress were instrumental in reaching...