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Gina M. Raimondo Sworn in as 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce

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Today, Gina M. Raimondo was sworn in as the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Secretary Raimondo was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris after a bipartisan vote of 84-15 in the United States Senate. In her role as Secretary of Commerce, Raimondo will lead a key agency focused on promoting economic growth, which includes the International Trade Administration, the Bureau of Industry and...

U.S. Commercial Service to Recognize Women Exporters

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The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration's U.S. Commercial Service In honor of International Women's Day, the International Trade Administration's U.S. Commercial Service will host an event to honor women exporters. This event will be held on March 8 and is part of their Women's Global Trade Empowerment Program, a premier resource for for women entrepreneurs who...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of Women's History Month

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The following is a cross-post by the U.S. Census Bureau National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women's Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City. More than seven decades later, Congress in 1981 established National Women's History Week to...

Commerce's USPTO to Host Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

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The following is a cross-post from the Commerce Department's U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) The Commerce Department's U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium (WES) on March 3, 2021. Acting Deputy Commerce Secretary Wynn Coggins will talk about her journey and the Department’s work to empower more women inventors. In addition, this...

U.S. Department of Commerce Adds 14 Parties to the Entity List for Support of Russian Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs and Chemical Weapons Activities

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The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is adding 14 entities located in Russia, Germany, and Switzerland to the Entity List based on their proliferation activities in support of Russia’s weapons of mass destruction programs and chemical weapons activities. This action supplements the addition of five Russian Government facilities to the Entity List in August 2020 for...

Spotlight on Commerce: Alma Plummer, Economic Development Representative for the State of Maryland and District of Columbia, Philadelphia Regional Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog by Alma Plummer, Economic Development Representative for the State of Maryland and District of Columbia, Philadelphia Regional Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration I serve as the Economic Development Representative for the State of Maryland and District of Columbia at the Commerce Department’s U.S. Economic Development Administration. Specifically, I develop and manage...

Spotlight on Commerce: Dr. Larry Alade, Supervisory Research Fishery Biologist, Fisheries’ Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Guest blog by Larry Alade, Supervisory Research Fishery Biologist, Fisheries’ Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration I am a research fishery biologist and a task leader for the Population Dynamics Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) s Northeast Fisheries Science Center at the Woods Hole Laboratory in Woods Hole...

Spotlight on Commerce: Greg Brown, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog by Greg Brown, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Economic Development Administration I am the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at the Commerce Department’s U.S. Economic Development Administration with broad responsibilities for management of the agency’s budget and finances, human capital resources, administrative support services...