Cross-posted from the White House Blog by Valerie Jarrett As we implement the Affordable Care Act, we continue listening to the needs of the business community.Read More
Affordable health care is a top concern for America’s 28 million small businesses. During my travels, I’ve had a number of small business owners across the country tell me that the moment they really felt their business was a success was the day they were able to offer health insurance to their employees. But we know that many small business owners may still be wondering when that day will be and what the Affordable Care Act can do to help.
Publishes Green Paper on Updating Copyright Policies for the Internet
AgeThe U.S. Department of Commerce today released a green
paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital
Economy (Green Paper) to advance discussion on a set of policy issues
critical to economic growth. The Green Paper discusses the goals of maintaining
an appropriate balance between rights and exceptions as the law continues to be
updated; ensuring that copyright can be meaningfully enforced on the Internet;
Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled
to Albany, N.Y. and Hartford, Conn. on the second leg of her nationwide listening
tour. While in Albany, Secretary Pritzker met with senior leadership of SEMATECH
and the New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). SEMATECH is a consortium of
leading semiconductor device, equipment, and materials manufacturers and
university partners from around the globe working on collaborative research on
computer chip technology. CNSE is part of the State College of New York (SUNY)
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker visited APS Technology (APS) in
Wallingford, Conn., as part of her nationwide
listening tour. Secretary Pritzker
is traveling across the country meeting with business leaders and entrepreneurs
to discuss how the administration and the Department of Commerce can work with
the private sector to help strengthen the economy and create jobs.
As a part of her nationwide listening tour, Secretary Pritzker met with officials from SEMATECH and the State University of New York College of NanoScale Engineering (CSNE) while in Albany, New York today. SEMATECH and CSNE are leaders in semiconductor technology in the U.S. and among the most innovative enterprises in the world.Secretary Pritzker met with the executives of SEMATECH and CNSE to discuss the global challenges that accompany a constantly evolving industry.Read More
The U.S Small Business Administration celebrates its 60th birthday today. It is a great occasion to mark and celebrate the agency’s accomplishments over the past six decades.
The United States loves small businesses – it’s official! That’s according to a survey by the Pew Foundation (reported here on SmallBizTrends) which found that 71 percent of Americans view small business more favorably than any other institutions, including religious organizations.
Why is this? Well, small businesses are seen as a positive influence “on the way things are going in this country.” But it’s more than that.
The U.S. Census Bureau has released My
Congressional District, the first interactive tool geared exclusively toward
finding basic demographic and economic statistics for every congressional
district in the U.S. This Web app uses the latest annual statistics from the
American Community Survey, providing the most detailed portrait of America's
towns and neighborhoods.
Users can sort through statistics in five key categories upon selection of a
specific district in the application. Summary level statistics covering
One of the ways to ensure that America creates an economy that supports good middle-class jobs is by building critical infrastructure that businesses need to thrive and grow. Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) has been at the forefront of such efforts, most recently in Perryville, Missouri, where it is joining with the state of Missouri and local authorities to help pay for improved road access to the Perryville Industrial Park.Industrial parks are the economic lifeblood of many communities, particularly smaller ones.Read More