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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Availability of $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funds to Aid Communities Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications from eligible grantees for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds (EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance) intended to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. “President Trump is working...

Spotlight on Commerce: Sara Rosario Nieves, Chief of Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management, U.S. Census Bureau

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Guest blog by Sara Rosario Nieves, U.S. Census Bureau, Chief of Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management While pursuing my MBA studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, my primary goal was to secure a career in the private sector. However, during one of my classes, my professor suggested that we consider a career in Federal service. Somewhat intrigued I decided to apply that...

U.S. Department of Commerce to Initiate Section 232 Investigation into Mobile Crane Imports

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that the Department will initiate an investigation into whether the quantities or circumstances of mobile crane imports into the United States threaten to impair the national security. This decision follows a petition filed by domestic producer, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (Manitowoc), on December 19, 2019, requesting that the Department of...

Spotlight on Commerce: Elizabeth Chu, Social Media Specialist and Acting Website Editor-in-Chief, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Guest blog by Elizabeth Chu, Social Media Specialist and Acting Website Editor-in-Chief, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) As the Social Media Specialist for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), I am responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring the agency’s social media strategy to increase brand awareness and strengthen our digital presence. Recently, I stepped in as the...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to Initiate Section 232 Investigation into Imports of Laminations and Wound Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced he will initiate an investigation into whether laminations for stacked cores for incorporation into transformers, stacked and wound cores for incorporation into transformers, electrical transformers, and transformer regulators are being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the...

U.S. Census Bureau Honors Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Key Population and Demographic Statistics

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The following in a cross-post by the U.S. Census Bureau In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of...

Spotlight on Commerce: June Lau, Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Material Measurement Laboratory

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Guest blog by June Lau, Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Material Measurement Laboratory My name is June Lau and I am a physicist at the Commerce Department National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Our mission is to improve the quality of life and economic security of the American people through advancements in measurement science, standards, and technology...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Henry Childs

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Henry Childs, National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, is leaving the Department of Commerce for a new role promoting economic development in urban and distressed areas. I am very grateful to Henry for his three years of service to the Trump Administration and I wish him well in his new endeavors.