Guest blog post by Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic
AffairsThis morning, I visited start-up hub 1776, to discuss the
Department of Commerce’s efforts to make government data more accessible and
informative – to build businesses, grow the economy and help governments and
individuals make more informed decisions.
Did you know that only one U.S. president earned a patent?
Do you know which one? Have you ever wondered where the famous expression “The Real McCoy” comes from?
It’s time for our children to head back to school, and as classrooms and notebooks begin to fill up again, I’m increasingly optimistic about our country’s ability to elevate and strengthen education. With high school graduation rates at an all-time high, and big jumps in the number of students going to college over the last few years, it’s a good time to celebrate the teachers, principals, families, and students who have driven that success. And, it’s a good time to talk about the work ahead in ensuring that strong educational opportunities are a reality for every child in America.
Up until the mid-1970s, the environmental habitats that nurtured American innovation were forged in a complementary existence between large corporations, government and universities. Companies...Read More
If you are a participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program or have a small business located in an area of high unemployment or low-income, then...Read More
As the last stop on his three-day trip to Estonia and to the NATO Summit in Wales, President Obama visits the prehistoric monument Stonehenge.Read More
Vice President Joe Biden tapes the Weekly Address in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Sept. 5, 2014.
September 5, 2014.
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This week, the economy added 10 million jobs; the country celebrated 50 years of environmental conservation; and the President spoke about the enduring strength of democracy to the people of Estonia.
Check out what else you may have missed in this week’s wrap up.
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Earlier today -- the last day of his trip to Estonia and the U.K. -- President Obama held a press conference at the conclusion of the NATO Summit in Wales, and discussed a number of issues, including ISIL and the situation in Ukraine.
The President began his remarks by thanking Prime Minister David Cameron and his team for hosting the summit, and also thanked the people of Wales for their warm welcome. "It's a great honor to be the first sitting U.S. President to visit Wales," he said.
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President celebrated Labor Day and American economic patriotism at Milwaukee's Laborfest, then traveled east for a three-day, two-country trip to Estonia and then on to the NATO summit in Wales.
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