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Export Success Series: Creating a Mutually Beneficial Relationship between Costa Rican and U.S. Businesses

June 08, 2015

American businesses are expanding their networks to include Central American countries as additional markets for their goods and services. With assistance from the Commerce Department’s Foreign Commercial Service, two U.S. companies are establishing new global export markets within Costa Rica.
 

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NACIE and Federal Leaders Join Forces: Tackling Issues in Inclusion, Talent, and Capital

June 08, 2015

The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) convened last week for their third quarterly meeting. Hosted by EDA's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), NACIE members discussed their work on innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent development in the workforce, and received updates from Commerce Department leadership on new initiatives and research relative to NACIE efforts.

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A Voice from the Market: Jim McNerney, Chairman and CEO of the Boeing Company

June 08, 2015

Guest blog post by Jim McNerney, Chairman and CEO of the Boeing Company and the Chairman of the President’s Export Council.  
Boeing is proud to be part of a U.S. aerospace industry that helped make our country the world’s leading manufacturing and military-diplomatic power of the 20th Century.   America can reclaim the former and maintain the latter for the 21st Century, but only with public policies that allow U.S. businesses to grow exports through greater access to the global marketplace.  The Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S. Export-import Bank are two timely examples.

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Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month: My Father's Journey to Citizenship

June 08, 2015

June marks Immigrant Heritage Month -- and people across the country and across the Obama Administration are sharing their American stories. Whether you've recently embarked on your first day as an American or want to share how your ancestors came to arrive here, we want to hear from you. Add your voice to the conversation today.

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The Letter Senator Kennedy Sent Me:

June 08, 2015

Today, President Obama sent the following message to the White House email list. In it, he talks about a letter from the late Senator Edward Kennedy on the importance of reforming our country's health care system.
Learn more about the history of health care in America here -- and make sure to tune in tomorrow at 11:45 a.m. ET to watch the President's remarks on health care.
Didn't get the email? Sign up for updates here.

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Tips for Entrepreneurs

June 08, 2015

As an entrepreneur every now and then it is important to take a step back and really take a look at the big picture and dive back in with refreshed energy. Here are few points to revisit and...

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President Obama Delivers a Eulogy Honoring the Life of Beau Biden

June 06, 2015

"He did in 46 years what most of us couldn’t do in 146.
He left nothing in the tank. He was a man who led a life where the means were as important as the ends. The example he set made you want to be a better dad, or a better son, or a better brother or sister, better at your job, the better soldier. 
He made you want to be a better person. Isn’t that finally the measure of a man -– the way he lives, how he treats others, no matter what life may throw at him?" 
– President Obama

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Weekly Address: Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month

June 06, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House.

June 5, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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The Terms of Trade: Questions and Answers on the President's Trade Deal

June 05, 2015

As Congress moves forward in its work on America’s trade policy, you may be hearing a lot of back and forth about the process and substance of the new, high-standards trade agreement the Administration is negotiating, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  

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Export Success Series: Chilean Exports Save Thirty Plus Jobs

June 05, 2015

In recent years, American Emergency Vehicles (AEV), a custom ambulance production company based in North Carolina, has increased exports to several countries—namely, Chile. Addressing the growing demand for safe, custom-made emergency vehicles, Chile has become a vital partner with AEV. 

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