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Commerce Secretary Pritzker Begins Business Development Mission to Japan and Seeks Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Health Care and Energy Sectors

Mon, 2014-10-20 18:08

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today began a five-day Business Development Mission to Japan and South Korea and met with Japanese leaders in Tokyo to address opportunities for U.S. companies to launch or increase their business in the health care and energy sectors. Due to a lack of natural resources, both Japan and South Korea have long been dependent on imported energy sources to meet their energy needs.During her first day in Tokyo, Secretary Pritzker was joined by U.S.

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Commerce Data: Then & Now

Mon, 2014-10-20 16:30

Guest blog post by Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic
AffairsIn July, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
announced that our department will be hiring our first ever Chief Data Officer
(CDO), building on her commitment to Commerce’s role as “America’s Data
Agency.” She also announced the formation of a data advisory council comprising
private sector leaders who will help the CDO navigate new and dynamic data challenges.
This is the latest chapter in Commerce’s long history of adapting to serve the

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A Small Business Owner's Perspective: "A High Road on the Minimum Wage"

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:50

President Barack Obama and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich. stop for lunch at Zingerman's Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Mich., April 2, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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How and Why to Determine if Your Business is “Small”

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00

Your business may not be small just because you think it is. The government actually has a say in it.
Small business size standards, established by the SBA, define the maximum size that a...

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Reflections on the I-Corp Training Experience

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00

Note: This blog is co-authored by Javier Saade, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, and G. Nagesh Rao, Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence
“We are...

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Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola

Sat, 2014-10-18 06:00

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

October 17, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Q&A on America's Response to Ebola

Fri, 2014-10-17 20:25

As the Ebola situation continues to develop both at home and abroad, President Obama’s first priority is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of the American people. At his direction, the Administration is taking an aggressive, whole-of-government approach to marshal all of our expertise and resources to detect, isolate and treat Ebola patients safely in the U.S., while working to stop the outbreak at the source in West Africa.

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Weekly Wrap Up: A Look at Our Week

Fri, 2014-10-17 17:17

This week at the White House, the President updated the nation on our government-wide response to Ebola, we discussed efforts against ISIL with our international efforts, and the First Lady asked, “Turnip for What?” 

Photo of the Week


President Obama talks on the phone with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell concerning the latest update on the Ebola situation.
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Leads Business Development Mission to Japan and South Korea

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:45

Home to nearly 60 percent of the world’s GDP and the fastest
growing economies, the Asia-Pacific region offers a wide array of opportunities
for United States businesses and workers. To further improve the U.S. economy,
the Obama Administration recognizes the critical importance
of strengthening its well-established trading partnerships in the region,
particularly with Japan and South Korea.

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Expanding U.S.-China Commercial Relations Remains a Top Priority

Fri, 2014-10-17 15:45

The U.S.-China commercial relationship remains one of great
success and growing potential, despite continuing challenges.

That’s the major takeaway after two weeks of heavy focus on
China at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA).

It began with the DISCOVER
GLOBAL MARKETS: Greater China and Gateway Countries forum Oct. 7-8 in New
York City, during which our global team provided export guidance to more than 300
business representatives looking to export to the region.

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