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Commerce Communities that Work Partnership Program Building Talent Pipeline in Dalton, Georgia

May 10, 2016

On May 7, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited Dalton, Georgia to highlight the Commerce Department’s Skills for Business Agenda and its signature initiative, the “Communities that Work Partnership” (CWTP). As part of her visit, she toured J+ J Flooring Group and the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy’s Advanced Manufacturing and Business Academy.

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Innovations in Measuring the Earth's Gravity Can Help Coastal Communities Become More Resilient

May 10, 2016

Did you know the Earth’s gravity is different depending on where you are? Variations in its size, shape, and mass distribution can cause slight variations in the strength of gravity’s pull.
Measuring these variations in gravity helps scientists create a height measurement system based on where water will flow. Having these measurements will help prepare for floods, sea level rise, and other emergencies — making our coastal communities more resilient and aiding a number of diverse industries such as agriculture, construction, transportation and urban planning.

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President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Submits His Questionnaire to the Senate

May 10, 2016

Today, consistent with the practice of previous nominees to the Supreme Court, Chief Judge Merrick Garland submitted his completed questionnaire to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Chief Judge Garland submitted the standard questionnaire provided by the Senate Judiciary Committee to judicial nominees as part of their confirmation process, and the Committee has now posted the questionnaire here.

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Commerce Brings Stakeholders Together to Improve Digital Economy Metrics

May 09, 2016

Guest blog post by Dr. Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Chief Economist and Alan Davidson, Director of the Digital Economy

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Building Stronger Partnerships for Manufacturing

May 09, 2016

Guest blog post by Carroll Thomas, Director, Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership

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Weekly Address: Happy Mother’s Day From President Obama

May 07, 2016

In this week's address, President Obama recognized all mothers in celebration of this upcoming Mother's Day, including First Lady Michelle Obama. The President emphasized that we should give all parents the support they need by providing paid maternity and paternity leave, sick leave, accommodations for workers who are pregnant, good health care, affordable child care, flexibility at work, equal pay, and a decent minimum wage. Underscoring the importance of these issues, the President called on Congress to give meaning to Mother's Day by taking action on these items.

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West Wing Week 5/6/16 or, “But Is It?”

May 06, 2016

This week, the Vice President rounded out his trip overseas with a visit to both the Holy See and the Eternal City -- and the First Lady headed to Los Angeles and Missouri. The President bid farewell to the current class of White House interns, hosted some of the biggest names in jazz, honored the teacher of the year & Cinco de Mayo, traveled to Flint, Michigan, and gave his final toast and roast at the annual White House Correspondence Dinner. That's April 29th to May 5th or..."But Is It?" 

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New American Entrepreneurs are America’s Biggest Dreamers

May 06, 2016

I love to tell the story of Parag Mehta and Hitesh Kothari. Parag and Mehta are best friends who grew up together in Gujarat, India. They came to the United States in 1983 and, with the help of a...

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Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Addresses Technology Leaders on Revolutionizing Commerce Data

May 06, 2016

Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews today addressed the 4th meeting of the Commerce Data Advisory Council at Google Headquarters in New York City. He commended the group on its success and outlined a vision to continue to make data more accessible and usable for the public. 
During his remarks, Deputy Secretary Andrews discussed the Department’s role as “America’s Data Agency,” and updated the council on several key Departmental data projects, including the Trade Data Project and the Data Usability Project.

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