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Non-English Language Use in the United States Mapped

Tue, 2013-08-27 15:30

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a web-based map
application built to display language data collected from the American
Community Survey. 

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.

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Commerce Announces $15 Million to Boost Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturers

Tue, 2013-08-27 12:30

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.

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The Billion Dollar Roundtable

Mon, 2013-08-26 11:45

Guest blog post by David Hinson, National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency. Cross-posted from
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

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Bookkeeping Basics, Part 2: How to Set Up and Manage Accounts Receivable

Mon, 2013-08-26 07:30

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.

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Secretary Pritzker Visits Census Bureau’s Atlanta Regional Office

Fri, 2013-08-23 17:15

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.

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Brand USA and Commerce: Partners in Travel Promotion

Fri, 2013-08-23 16:15

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

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Secretary Pritzker Tours Global Center for Medical Innovation in Atlanta, Georgia

Fri, 2013-08-23 16:05

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.

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Obama Administration Announces CEOs for U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

Fri, 2013-08-23 12:15

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

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Secretary Pritzker Discusses Power of Immigration Reform to Drive Florida’s Economy

Thu, 2013-08-22 18:15

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.

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Secretary Pritzker Visits Universal Studios Orlando and Speaks with Leading Executives of Travel and Tourism Companies

Thu, 2013-08-22 11:15

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

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