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America’s Economic Resurgence: Invest in the U.S.A - The 2015 SelectUSA Summit Agenda

Thu, 2015-01-29 17:48

There
has never been a better time to invest in the United States. With a resurgent economy and a strong economic foundation to
support growth for years to come, it is no wonder the United States is the
world’s top destination for businesses looking to expand.

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Head Health Challenge III

Thu, 2015-01-29 17:45

Guest blog post by
Dr. Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology and
Standards and Acting Director, National Institute of Standards and TechnologyToday I had the honor of announcing a new public-private
partnership, along with the National
Football League (NFL), GE, and Under Armour. This unusual group of players is
launching an open innovation competition to advance materials that better
absorb or dissipate energy. These new materials could improve the performance

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Behind the Budget: Dr. Julian Harris, OMB Associate Director for Health

Thu, 2015-01-29 14:57

"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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Top 5 Reasons to Apply to be an IMCP Designated Community

Thu, 2015-01-29 11:22

Today, the Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration
(EDA) announced the next round of competition for designation as a
“Manufacturing Community” under the Investing in Manufacturing
Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. IMCP is designed to
revolutionize the way federal agencies leverage economic development funds. It
encourages communities to develop comprehensive economic development strategies
that will strengthen their competitive edge for attracting global manufacturer

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4.5 Million Young Adults Have Gained Coverage Since 2010, Improving Access to Care and Benefitting Our Economy

Thu, 2015-01-29 09:34

Young adults historically faced unique challenges in obtaining health insurance coverage. In 2009, nearly one-third of young adults ages 19-25 lacked health insurance, more than twice the rate for Americans overall. But the nation has since made dramatic progress in expanding coverage among young adults, thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s provision allowing young adults to remain on a parent’s plan through age 26 and its broader expansion of coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces and Medicaid.

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics for Super Bowl XLIX

Thu, 2015-01-29 09:01

Super Bowl XLIX will be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. This will be the second time the NFL’s championship game will be held in Glendale and the third time in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To commemorate this event, the U.S.

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U.S. Manufacturing Attracts Foreign Investment

Thu, 2015-01-29 08:20

By Mark Schmit, National Accounts Manager, National
Institute of Standards and Technology, Hollings Manufacturing Extension
Partnership

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Mucky Duck’s #GetCovered Story: Pub Serves Employee Health

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:00

Editor's note: this blog was originally published on HHS.gov.By:...

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Behind the Budget: The Education Program Examiners

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:46

"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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Trade Deals Would Open New Channels for Small Business Growth

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:39

Ed. Note: This post is cross-posted at the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) blog. You can read the original post here. 
During his State of the Union address, President Obama noted that “21st-century businesses, including small businesses, need to sell more American products overseas. … 95 percent of the world’s customers live outside our borders, and we can’t close ourselves off from those opportunities.”

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