Skip to Content

You are here


How Broadband Access is Beneficial to Small Businesses

Fri, 2015-09-25 12:18

Editors note: This blog is coauthored by Nate Yohannes, Senior Advisor of Investment and Innovation
For American businesses to flourish in this highly competitive global economy, it’s...

Read More

West Wing Week: 9/25/15 or, “Our Common Home”

Fri, 2015-09-25 11:49

Welcome to a very special Papal edition of your West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the White House was abuzz with preparation for the Pope’s arrival and the China State Visit, back-to-back ceremonies that kept the President and his staff very busy. That’s September 18th to September 24th or, “Our Common Home.”

Friday, September 18th

On Friday, the President met with his science and technology advisers in the Roosevelt Room.

Read More

Third Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Second Quarter of 2015

Fri, 2015-09-25 09:30

Real GDP growth in the second quarter was revised up for a second time, as consumers spent more and businesses invested more than previously estimated. This morning’s report confirms that the economy grew at a much faster pace in the second quarter than in the first, with strong personal consumption leading the rebound. Over the first half of 2015, domestic demand remained robust, even as slowing foreign demand and reduced oil-driven drilling investment dragged on growth.

Read More

Follow Along: Official China State Visit

Fri, 2015-09-25 08:00

Today, President Obama welcomes His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, to the White House for an official State Visit. This reciprocates President Obama’s State Visit to China in November 2014, making it the tenth state affair of the Obama Administration. 

The visit is an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss a range of global, regional, and bilateral issues of interest to both countries, and to outline a joint vision for an international agreement on climate change that builds upon last year's historic announcement.

Read More

Top Tips to Lead and Empower Employees

Fri, 2015-09-25 05:00

Employees are an essential part of your business and brand.  If they come across as unwelcoming or uninterested, you run the risk of rubbing your customers the wrong way.  Unhappy employees can...

Read More

A Look Back at White House State Dinners

Thu, 2015-09-24 17:42

Guests attend the State Dinner honoring President Hu Jintao of China in State Dining Room of the White House, Jan. 19, 2011. 

On Friday, September 25, the President and the First Lady will welcome China’s President Xi Jinping as the guest of honor to a White House State Dinner. Earlier that morning, the White House and thousands of guests will greet President Jinping at the Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn.

Read More

If You Have a Stake in Public Health Preparedness, You Have a Stake in the Budget Debate:

Thu, 2015-09-24 15:36

This morning, the President awarded the Presidential Unit Citation to a group of professionals from the U.S. Public Health Service—acknowledging their extraordinary heroism on the front lines of our successful effort to combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Our ability to lead an effective global response—one that turned the tide of the epidemic—was ultimately a matter of resources.

Read More

America's Seed Fund – The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program (SBIR/STTR)-A Year in Review

Thu, 2015-09-24 12:48

This year was a flagship year for the SBIR and STTR programs, with equal parts achievement, exhilaration and groundbreaking.  None of this would be possible without the amazing work of the eleven...

Read More

Innovation and Technology | Drivers of Growth and Capital in the Aloha State

Thu, 2015-09-24 12:38

Half a day of travel at 450mph makes me ponder the vast expanse of land and ocean our country spans.   It also reminds me of how technology has changed our lives for the better in almost every...

Read More

Manufacturing Day is a Nationwide Opportunity

Thu, 2015-09-24 09:43

Guest blog post by Zara Brunner, National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Get a glimpse of modern manufacturing on October 2   
As someone who works to support manufacturing in the United States, I’m constantly amazed by the remarkable number of opportunities manufacturing offers to job-seekers, communities and the nation. I also find it remarkable how manufacturing seems to be such a well-kept secret; the general public has some pretty big misconceptions about what it means to work in manufacturing.

Read More