Secretary Bryson is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today, where
he has a busy day. He started his day meeting the Western Pennsylvania
District Export Council (DEC) over breakfast. He shared the President’s
outline for ensuring more items are made in America. The President has proposed
an end to tax breaks for businesses that outsource, additional tax relief for
those that bring jobs back, and lowering the tax rates for manufacturers,
especially high-tech manufacturers. DEC members shared with him what they are
Starting a business? Confused about whether you need a business license or permit?
Virtually every business needs some form of license or permit to operate legally. However, knowing which one you need, however, can be a little tricky. It depends on the type of business you are operating, where it’s located, and what government rules apply.
Blog post by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary for Standards and Technology and Director of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology
Standards—agreed upon parameters such as the size and shape of
electrical outlets, the number of threads per inch on machine bolts, or
the tolerances allowed for various medical tests—are critical to
American competitiveness, technological innovation, and global trade
because they facilitate manufacturing, speed delivery, and enable the
Today marks the one-year anniversary of Startup America, the initiative launched by the White House to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship across America.
When you think of the great inventors, you probably think of people such as Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell and even Steve Jobs - people who have brought entirely new concepts to the market. But great ideas and innovations don't have to change the world. Sometimes the best new product opportunities start with small improvements in existing concepts. For example, Pam Moore improved on the standard ice tray after trying to squeeze ice cubes into the narrow openings of sport bottles for her son's soccer games.Read More
Today the Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
presented a grant to SoCal Corporate
Growth Partners for $1.775 million to operate a new MBDA Business
Center in Riverside, California.
MBDA National Director David Hinson was joined by
Riverside Mayor Ron
Loveridge and Daniel Sieu, CEO & President of SoCal Corporate Growth
Partners to celebrate the opening of the new Riverside MBDA
Center, which will be
operated over five years.
After two years leading the Commerce Department’s U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS), Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion Suresh Kumar announced his decision today to return to the private sector.The USFCS, which is part of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is a global network of trade specialists with offices across America and in more than 70 countries around the world. The organization’s job is to help connect U.S.Read More
Are you in the clean energy business? Or perhaps you’re looking to save some money by investing in energy-saving business equipment or a greener facility? If so, you may be wondering what your funding options are.
From loan programs to research and development grants and small business tax incentives, here is a round-up of some go-to resources – most of them online – for financing your green business strategy.
1. Your Local Bank.com – Low-Cost Green Business Loans
Today, three days after attending the president’s State of the Union address, Commerce Secretary and former CEO John Bryson traveled to Columbus, Ohio, where he toured Entrotech, a manufacturing facility, and met with local business leaders.Read More
Guest blog post by Anna M. Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and
Deputy Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information AdministrationThis
had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion hosted by the National
Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women, or NOBEL, that examined how broadband is
helping to address many of America’s most pressing
challenges.A robust broadband
infrastructure is critical for America to remain competitive in the