Flea markets and crafts shows have become a cultural phenomena. Increasingly small businesses are mastering the quality of the artisanal goods that they make and sell. While these types of...Read More
Each year, our nation faces diverse threats and hazards reinforcing the need to strengthen national preparedness and resilience. On August 31st, 2015, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring September as National Preparedness Month with the theme: “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder to prepare, now and throughout the year, for a wide range of emergencies.Read More
Three years ago, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) started expanding its physical presence across the country in order to bring resources to the doorsteps of innovators and help entrepreneurs advance their cutting-edge ideas to the marketplace. Two regional offices are already open and operating – the Elijah J. McCoy Regional Office in Detroit and the Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver.Read More
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA team, together with Next Century Cities, a nonprofit initiative of over 100 mayors and community officials dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all Americans convened a productive broadband workshop yesterday in Portland, Maine to explore ways to close the digital divide and expand broadband capacity throughout the New England region.Read More
The digital economy is critical to America's continued competitiveness. It is a source of jobs; key to the formation of new businesses, and an enabler of new services and goods that consumers worldwide rely on. That was the message Secretary Pritzker heard Monday as she kicked off a trip to New York City by sampling some New York-style technology innovation.
Our country’s marine transportation system is an essential driver of the U.S. economy. Every day, U.S. ports and waterways handle millions of tons of domestic and international cargo ranging from agricultural products to heating oil and automobiles. Those ports support more than 13 million American jobs. NOAA tools—such as nautical charts, accurate positioning services, and ocean and weather observations—play a key role in ensuring that shipments move swiftly and safely along our marine highways.
“The people of our United Nations are not as different as they are told. They can be made to fear, they can be taught to hate, but they also respond to hope. History is littered with the failure of false prophets and fallen empires who insisted that might makes right, and that will continue to be the case. You can count on that. But we are called upon to offer a different leadership - leadership strong enough to recognize that nations share common interests and people share a common humanity.”
President Barack Obama
Why Diplomacy Matters – 70 Years of the United NationsRead More
This morning, Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, sent the following message on the refugee crisis the world is facing and what Americans can do to help relieve the suffering of so many.
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Earlier this year, a Syrian father of eight received a text message.Read More
Since 1947, there have been plenty of advances in industrial technology. But one thing that has stayed the same is that HANNOVER MESSE remains the premier trade event to learn about the latest trends, the top companies, and the most innovative solutions in the sector.
That said, 2016 will be a singular year in the history of the 68-year-old trade event. For the first time, the United States is the Partner Country for HANNOVER MESSE, and that means more opportunity and greater exposure for U.S. companies and economic development organizations (EDOs).
This morning, the First Lady sent the following message to the White House email list, highlighting a new campaign to raise awareness about the millions of girls who are locked out of brighter futures because they can't get the education they deserve. Learn more about how you can help create awareness around this issue. Didn't get the First Lady's email? Sign up for email updates here.
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Right now, more than 62 million girls worldwide are out of school.Read More