Cross blog post by John Thompson, Director, U.S. Census BureauDid you know that there are 27.1 million non-farm businesses in America? The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons provides the only comprehensive source of statistics about business ownership in the U.S. The Census Bureau conducts the SBO every five years. This is the first time the SBO is being conducted primarily online.If you own a business, such as a salon or a landscaping company, you may be one of the one million Americans selected to participate in the Survey of Business Owners.Read More
Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, at the National Archives, in Washington, D.C.
September 9, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)Read More
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker discussed the Administration’s efforts to “Build America” at the Infrastructure Investment Summit hosted by the U.S.Read More
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into law on September 13, 1994. The President issued a proclamation commemorating that anniversary. You can read the full text of that proclamation below.Read More
Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's blog. See the original post here.Read More
Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta listen to First Lady Michelle Obama speak on preparing for higher education. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education by Joshua Hoover.Read More
I had the privilege of visiting Green Rock Lighting, a small business that receives support from the SBA-funded cluster initiative in Cleveland, Ohio. As a company known for its innovation and...Read More
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.