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Department of Commerce's EDA Awards Over $70 Million To Support Economic Recovery Across The U.S. And Territories

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Today, the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration announced over $70 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance, Disaster Recovery, and Public Works Program grants to support businesses and communities adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic and natural disasters, and bolster public works projects to spur economic growth. These grants provide critical gap financing for...

U.S. Commerce Department Restricts Licensing of Sensitive Exports to Burma’s Military and Security Services in Response to the Recent Military Coup

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The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) implemented a series of restrictions on exports of sensitive items to Burma’s Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Home Affairs, armed forces, and security services in response to the Burmese military’s actions to overthrow the democratically elected civilian government of Burma. Effective immediately, BIS will apply a presumption...

New Timeline of Deadliest California Wildfire Could Guide Lifesaving Research and Action

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On a brisk November morning in 2018, a fire sparked in a remote stretch of canyon in Butte County, California, a region nestled against the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Fueled by a sea of tinder created by drought, and propelled by powerful gusts, the flames grew and traveled rapidly. In less than 24 hours, the fire had swept through the town of Paradise and other communities...

NOAA Satellites Helped Save a Record 421 Lives in 2019

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The same NOAA satellites that helped forecasters track weather and wildfires were also critical in rescuing a record 421 people from potentially life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters in 2019. NOAA’s polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites are part of the global Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking System, or COSPAS-SARSAToffsite link, which...

NTIA Announces Tribal Consultations on New Program to Increase Broadband Access Across Indian Country

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The following is a cross-post from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is committed to increasing broadband Internet access across America, particularly in unserved and underserved communities. The recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides new...

Apply Now: 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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The following is a cross-post from SelectUSA Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 7-11. The Investment Summit is the #1 business investment event in the United States and this year, will be a virtual experience to remember. The first-ever virtual Investment Summit is on pace to provide opportunity for more investors from more markets and greater...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics on Nation's African American Population in Honor of Black History Month

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week (then called “Negro History Week”) nearly a century ago. The event was first celebrated during the second week of February 1926, selected because it coincides with the birthdays...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces First Biden-Harris Appointments

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The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced new appointees to lead the agency under the Biden-Harris Administration. The appointments represent a diverse and accomplished group of individuals who are committed to advancing the economy for all Americans. In partnership with dedicated career civil servants, these key appointments will work to promote job creation and economic growth while also...