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Manufacturing Month 2021: Celebrating Resilient U.S. Manufacturers Like Custom Contract Furnishings in High Point, North Carolina

Many U.S. manufacturers responded to the pandemic’s challenges. Manufacturing Day 2021 events across the country, which are happening throughout the month of October, are celebrating America’s manufacturing resilience during this difficult time. Events like in-person or virtual tours are helping community members see these modern, high-tech manufacturing facilities that have survived, and in some...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with Senegal’s Minister of Economy, Amadou Hott

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Today, Deputy Secretary Graves met with the Minister of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation of Senegal, Amadou Hott, to discuss the U.S.-Senegal commercial relationship and to re-affirm the U.S.’ commitment to increased engagement. Deputy Secretary Graves congratulated Minister Hott on President Sall’s upcoming chairmanship of the African Union. The Deputy Secretary also discussed...

Commerce Establishes Early Alert System to Improve Semiconductor Supply Chains

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This week, in response to concerns from U.S. manufacturers dependent on the semiconductor industry and in support of President Biden’s ongoing commitment to address semiconductor supply chain challenges, the Department of Commerce established the Microelectronics Early Alert System, which will be administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. The early alert...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Damien O’Connor

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Today, Deputy Secretary Don Graves met with New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor to discuss opportunities for the United States-New Zealand commercial relationship. The Deputy Secretary and Minister also discussed the importance of interoperability in data flow regulations that ensure privacy and protection for consumers and businesses. They also discussed their mutual...

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with Minister for Foreign Trade of Sweden, Anna Hallberg

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Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo and Minister for Foreign Trade of Sweden, Anna Hallberg, met and discussed opportunities to cooperate on climate and other green economy initiatives. The Secretary and Minister Hallberg also discussed other areas to improve bilateral trade and investment, including cloud services and other digital economy topics. The Secretary and Minister committed to deepen...

Manufacturing Continues to be Among Top Five Largest Employment Sectors

It’s no secret the manufacturing sector has a major impact on the U.S. economy, and every year Manufacturing Week offers an opportunity to recognize this sector’s significant impact on the nation. Manufacturing Week is designed to coincide with Manufacturing Day, which has been held the first Friday in October since 2011. U.S. Census Bureau’s 10th-anniversary celebration of Manufacturing Week...

Manufacturing Day 2021: Celebrating Resilient U.S. Manufacturers Like Headframe Spirits in Butte, Montana

Manufacturing Day 2021 (MFG Day), Oct. 1, 2021, is an opportunity to celebrate the resilience of U.S. manufacturing. Due to the pandemic, America’s manufacturers faced closures, difficulty finding workers, and trouble sourcing materials. Yet many manufacturing firms completely changed course, keeping doors opened, people employed, and producing the things we need. This can-do spirit of problem...

Department of Commerce Kicks Off New Job Quality Initiative to Help Ensure that Economic Recovery is Built on Quality Jobs

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Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves hosted the convening of national experts to officially launch the Department of Commerce’s new Job Quality Initiative. The initiative is aimed at ultimately helping American employers become more competitive by providing their workers with high quality jobs. “Having a job isn’t just about a paycheck – it’s also...