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What Could Possibly Happen?

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:34

I have lived a lot of life, most of it on the go, and always an adventure. Challenging myself and pushing limits. From 25 to 35, I worked hard and lived with that sense of freedom, full of fun and exploration, believing every year would only get better and better. In that decade, I took some chances – moved to three different cities where I didn’t know anyone, and I took jobs I wasn’t sure about. I was always confident things would work out, or at least I could figure it out how to make it work.

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The Benefits of IMCP

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:26

Guest Blog by Sarah Lee, Principal Economic Development
Manager, Puget
Sound Regional CouncilWashington State brought
in $7 million in IMCP-aligned federal agency funds just months after receiving
one of the “manufacturing community” designations from the U.S. Department of
Commerce. That’s a pretty shining endorsement of the Investing
in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program, right? But the truth is Washington
State began reaping the benefits of the program even before we submitted our

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EDA Tools: Supporting Investment in Local Communities

Fri, 2015-01-30 13:08

A community can’t attract investment if it doesn’t have a
clear sense of what it has to offer to a potential company or industry looking
to locate there. That’s why the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
has tools to help communities identify assets in their regions that will help
to attract private investment: the National Excess Manufacturing Capacity
Catalogue (NEXCAP) and the U.S. Cluster Mapping website.

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West Wing Week: 1/30/15 or, “Namaste Obama”

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:35

This week, the President made history by being the first sitting President to make a second visit to India. He and the First Lady also traveled to Saudi Arabia to pay their respects to the late King. And back at home, the President convened a meeting with U.S. mayors and honored outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. That's January 23 to January 29 or, "Namaste Obama."

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Puerto Rico MBDA Business Center’s MED Week Event Helps Local Entrepreneurs, Businesses Expand Their Opportunities

Fri, 2015-01-30 11:42

Rican businesses and entrepreneurs looking for opportunities that drive growth found
them during Puerto Rico’s MBDA Business Center’s Minority Enterprise
Development Week (MED Week) conference held on January 30th in San
Juan’s Condado Plaza Hotel.

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Behind the Budget: The Budget Methods Specialist

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:43

"Behind the Budget" is a series of posts featuring audio stories from staffers from across the Office of Management and Budget, discussing aspects of the budget process that most Americans don't get to see.

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Precision Medicine Is Already Working to Cure Americans: These Are Their Stories

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:42

During his State of the Union Address, President Obama announced that he is launching a new initiative that will help deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right time. Precision medicine gives medical professionals the resources they need to target the specific treatments of the illnesses we encounter, further develops our scientific and medical research, and keeps our families healthier. As the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome, America is well-positioned to lead in a new era of medicine. 

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Advance Estimate of GDP for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:30

Economic growth in the fourth quarter was consistent with a broad range of other indicators showing solid improvement in the labor market, rising consumer sentiment, increasing domestic energy security, and continued low health cost growth. The combination of consumer spending and fixed investment grew at about the same strong pace as in the third quarter, while more volatile factors that elevated the overall growth rate in the third quarter subtracted from it in the fourth quarter.

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The Precision Medicine Initiative: Data-Driven Treatments as Unique as Your Own Body

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:19

Watch Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, explain the Precision Medicine Initiative and its significance.

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The President's 2016 budget includes investments in an emerging field of medicine that takes into account individual differences in people's genes, microbiomes, environments, and lifestyles -- making possible more effective, targeted treatments for diseases like cancer and diabetes. That's incredibly significant, and this is why:

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"A True American Patriot" -- President Obama Pays Tribute to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Thu, 2015-01-29 18:24

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff participate in an Armed Forces farewell in honor of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 28, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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