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Spotlight on Commerce: Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

February 24, 2016

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.
Guest blog post by Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Spotlight on Commerce: Veronica LeGrande, Human Resources Lead, Shared Services, Office of the Secretary

February 23, 2016

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.
Guest blog post by Veronica LeGrande, Human Resources Lead, Shared Services, Office of the Secretary

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Broadband Key to Smart Cities

February 23, 2016

While the Internet has transformed everything from how we search for a job to how we communicate with friends and family, cities are looking to utilize digital technology to address stubborn challenges such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, promoting economic development, and making local governments more accessible and efficient.

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10 Essentials of A Marketing Plan in 2016

February 23, 2016

Clearly, technology has changed marketing a lot. We fast forward through ads on television and block them on our devices. We have amplified word of mouth in social media. We pour over analytics...

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India’s Smart Cities Presents U.S. with a Unique Opportunity

February 22, 2016

During his January 2015 visit to New Delhi, President Obama and Prime Minister Modi announced the decision to elevate the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue to a Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD). The expanded dialogue was created to reflect our two countries’ shared commitment to strengthen the bilateral commercial and economic partnership.

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How to Give Your Local Business an Online Marketing Tune-up

February 19, 2016

If you operate a “local business” (meaning one that gets most of its customers from your local area), don’t overlook the Internet as an important way to attract new customers and stay top of mind...

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Where the rubber meets the road: Small businesses and Alzheimer’s research

February 19, 2016

Note: This post originally appeared on the blog of the National...

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Keeping America on the Cutting Edge of Innovation: The NNMI’s Explosive Progress

February 19, 2016

The Department of Commerce launches the first open-topic competition for new manufacturing innovation institutes, and releases reports on the success of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

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Sign Up for 2016 Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam

February 19, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will be holding a “tech jam” for their Global City Teams Challenge on March 22-23, 2016 at their Gaithersburg, Maryland campus. The two day tech jam brings together cities and innovators pursuing smart city technologies that provide measurable benefits to residents in areas ranging from community resilience to sustainable energy management to mass transit improvement.

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Concludes Successful India Trade Mission

February 19, 2016

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews traveled last week to India, where he led a delegation of 18 American companies on a Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission. The delegation focused on systems, technologies and services that can support sustainable growth of India’s infrastructure, including safety and security, intelligent transportation, water, wastewater, and clean energy, among other sectors.

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