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Follow Along: Take a Look Inside Factories Across the Country

Fri, 2015-10-02 13:30

Ever stood on a factory floor and watched things get made?


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Modern-Day Manufacturing: 3D Printing Drives Innovation

Fri, 2015-10-02 12:39

On September 30, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Michelle K. Lee delivered remarks at Microsoft Tech Lab in Washington, DC, on 3D printing or additive manufacturing, the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file using additive processes, and how this industry is driving innovation.

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SBA Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

Fri, 2015-10-02 12:03

Women’s entrepreneurship is on the rise, according to preliminary data from U.S. Census Bureau, which shows that women are increasingly becoming small...

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EDA’s Manufacturing Footprint

Fri, 2015-10-02 10:46

“The rumors of the demise of the U.S. manufacturing industry are greatly exaggerated.” Elon Musk

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BEA’s Factory Factoids in Honor of Manufacturing Day

Fri, 2015-10-02 10:15

U.S. factories do their part to keep the U.S. economy humming. Did you know that manufacturing accounts for 12 percent of overall U.S. economic activity as measured by Gross Domestic Product? The Bureau of Economic Analysis produces a slew of economic statistics on how manufacturing and other U.S. industries are performing and impact the economy. Given that Oct. 2 is Manufacturing Day, it’s the perfect time to share with you some other manufacturing data nuggets that we produce.

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West Wing Week: 10/2/2015 or, "Make It Matter"

Fri, 2015-10-02 09:47

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President welcomed a fellow President to the White House and held a whirlwind of meetings at the United Nations General Assembly. And the First Lady named a new panda cub! That's September 25th to October 1st or, "Make It Matter."

Friday, September 25

On Friday, the President welcomed President Xi of China to the White House during the Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn — the second one this week!

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The Employment Situation in September

Fri, 2015-10-02 09:30

The economy added jobs in September at a pace below that seen earlier in the year, as slowing growth abroad and global financial turmoil have weighed on economic activity. Overall, however, the unemployment rate remains at its lowest level since early 2008 and the private sector has added 13.2 million jobs over 67 straight months of job growth—the longest streak on record. Given the increased uncertainty around the world, it is imperative that the United States not further exacerbate that uncertainty with unnecessary brinksmanship and austerity.

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Watch President Obama's Statement on the Shooting in Oregon

Thu, 2015-10-01 19:11

We have to come together and take steps to reduce gun violence. We have to find the courage to change. #UCCShooting
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 2, 2015

The President just delivered a statement on today's shooting in Oregon.

And one thing he said is certainly ringing in the minds of Americans across the country right now, no matter their politics:

"We are the only advanced country in the world that sees these shootings every few months."

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Celebrating Manufacturing Day with U.S. Census Bureau Statistics

Thu, 2015-10-01 11:24

October 2 is Manufacturing Day, and I’m pleased to participate in this year’s observance by recognizing the major role that manufacturing plays in our national and global economy. Every year, U.S. manufacturers produce nearly $6 trillion in shipments and employ people across the nation. Modern manufacturing is a technology-driven industry that produces innovative ideas and products that are used across the globe.

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CEOs Speak About the Importance of the U.S.-India CEO Forum

Wed, 2015-09-30 17:04

CEOs Sanjay Bhatnagar, WaterHealth International; Michael S. Burke, AECOM; Doug Peterson, McGraw Hill Financial; and Dinesh Paliwal, Harman International; discuss the mission of each of their companies and their involvement in this year’s U.S.-India CEO forum, hosted by the Department of Commerce. During the Forum, U.S. and Indian business leaders gave input on how to effectively increase U.S.

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