The U.S. Census Bureau has released a web-based map
application built to display language data collected from the American
Language use, English-speaking ability, and
linguistic isolation data are currently collected in the American Community
Survey. In the past, various questions on language were asked in the censuses
from 1890 to 1970. The current language use questions, in use since 1980,
gather how many people speak a language other than English at home, what languages
are spoken, and how well English is spoken.
U.S. Secretary of
Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced $15 million in U.S. Economic
Development Administration (EDA) grants to support 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs) in
California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachussetts, Michigan, Missouri,
New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington that
help manufacturers affected by imports adjust to increasing global competition
and create jobs.
Guest blog post by David Hinson, National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency. Cross-posted from MBDA.gov.
Each year, since 1955, Fortune Magazine ranks the 500 largest
corporations in the United States. Corporations that are part of the Fortune 500,
purchase goods and services from other businesses which in turn support
thousands of other companies and millions of jobs across the nation.
Becoming a supplier to a major corporation is a growth strategy that
If you’re new to business or are out-growing your current spreadsheet-based accounting system, it might be time to look at establishing a more formalized accounts receivable process. In part one of this two-part series on bookkeeping basics, I covered the steps you need to take to set-up and manage accounts payable (i.e. the bills you need to pay) and using it as a tool to help you manage cash flow and inform your overall budgeting management process.Read More
Earlier today, Secretary Pritzker visited the Census
Bureau’s Atlanta Regional Office. She met with Census Bureau employees as well
as staff from the Economic Development Administration and Minority Business
Development Agency. Her latest stop on her listening tour, and the first at a
Census Bureau regional office, gave her the opportunity to thank the employees
for their hard work collecting the data that allows the Census Bureau to
measure America’s people, places and economy.
Guest blog post by Daniel Halpern, President and CEO of Jackmont Hospitality, Inc., and the Chair-Elect of the Corporation for Travel Promotion, dba Brand USA.I had an inspiring conversation today with Secretary of
Commerce Penny Pritzker. I joined Secretary Pritzker and the heads of several
Atlanta companies to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the
Atlanta business community. I think we all felt inspired by the conversation
and the work that the Department of Commerce is doing to lead the economic
Today, as part of her
nationwide listening tour, Secretary Pritzker visited the Global Center for
Medical Innovation (GCMI) in Atlanta, Ga. GCMI is an independent, non-profit
organization that works with universities, research centers, and investors to
help accelerate the commercialization of innovative medical technology.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Deputy National Security
Advisor for International Economic Affairs
Caroline Atkinson today announced the U.S. private sector members who will
serve the next term on the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. The Forum will
meet during the State visit of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to Washington, D.C.,
in October and will provide joint recommendations to
both presidents on opportunities to advance the U.S.-Brazil bilateral
relationship. Pritzker and
Secretary Pritzker visited Orlando, Florida, today as
part of her overall listening tour to hear directly from business leaders on
how the public and private sectors can work together to strengthen the economy
and create American jobs.
Today, as part of her nationwide listening tour, Secretary Penny Pritzker
toured Universal Studios Orlando with Bill Davis, President & COO, Universal Orlando and John McReynolds, SVP External Affairs,
Universal Parks and Resorts and held a roundtable with Presidents and CEOs of
local travel and tourism companies. Orlando is home to a vibrant travel and
tourism industry that doesn’t contribute just to the state of Florida’s
economy, but to the nation’s economy as a whole. In fact, international travel