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Transitional housing provides people with a temporary place to live as they attempt to get back on their feet or make a major transition in their lives. Like any business, when you choose to start...Read More
Hard work. Integrity. Discipline. Honesty. Those were among the fundamental lessons I learned from my first summer job at a men's clothing store in the heart of black Baltimore. Those values and the paychecks elped get me through college, on to law school, and all along my improbable journey to becoming a senior member of the staff serving President Barack Obama.Read More
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! When women are free to pursue their dreams, nations are more safe, more secure, and more prosperous.— President Obama (@POTUS) March 8, 2016
When President Obama established the White House Council on Women and Girls in 2009, he recognized past pioneers of equality: “In the end, while many of the challenges women and girls face are new, the work of this Council is not -- it's been with us for generations."Read More
As we celebrate Women’s History Month and the vast contributions that women have made to the strength and well-being of our nation, we are seeing the next chapters in this history being written as women take a bigger role in building our economy
Women today make up nearly half of our workforce. Women-owned firms in the United States generate more than $1.4 trillion in revenues and employ millions of people.
Guest blog post by Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
U.S. ports and our marine transportation system – and the hardworking men and women behind these operations – are essential drivers of the American economy. Every day, our ports and waterways handle millions of tons of domestic and international cargo, including food and agricultural products, petrochemicals, and automobiles. In 2014 alone, $1.7 trillion worth of U.S. goods moved through our ports, representing 75% of imports and exports by weight.
This afternoon, I attended the launch of the Opportunity Project at the White House. The Opportunity Project is an initiative from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that uses Census Bureau data to help cities and local governments use new, curated, open data to account for how they use federal housing dollars.
Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.
Guest blog post by Pamela K. Isom, Director, Office of Application Engineering and Development in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Guest blog post by Hugh McDermott, Silver Spring Networks VP of Business Development for Asia
Note: This post is co-authored by Erin Andrew, and John Shoraka, Associate Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development.
Women in business today have made...
In this week's address, the President discussed his upcoming visit to the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, where he will participate in a conversation about civic engagement in the 21st century and how we can use technology to tackle our toughest challenges. The President noted that we've made significant progress over the past few years in using creative ideas and technology to improve the lives of Americans, recruiting some of the sharpest minds to re-imagine outdated systems and better deliver services.Read More