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Summary of Twitter #MFGChat on ESA's Manufacturing Jobs report

Fri, 2012-05-11 16:15

Today @CommerceGov, @EconChiefGov, and @TheMFGInstitute
joined the manufacturing community on Twitter to discuss the Economic and Statistics Administration’s “The Benefits of Manufacturing Jobs” report. #MFGChat is held monthly. Below is a selected transcript of the conversation.
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Robin Chase, Founder of Zipcar and Buzzcar, Discusses Opportunities to Leverage Excess Capacity for Innovation

Fri, 2012-05-11 10:45

Guest blog post by Nish Acharya, director of the U.S. Commerce Department Economic Development Administration’s Office of Innovation and EntrepreneurshipIn the second of the series of conference calls with national leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship, we had small business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators and stakeholders join me for an in-depth conference call with Ms. Robin Chase, founder and former CEO of Zipcar, founder and CEO of Buzzcar, and a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE).Ms.

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Job Creation Through Export Development: EDA Commemorates World Trade Month

Thu, 2012-05-10 14:00

Guest blog post by Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Matt ErskineIn Commerce Secretary Bryson’s statement to mark World Trade Month, he discussed steps the Obama administration is taking to give “American workers and businesses a fair shot in the global economy by supporting trade agreements that will open up markets to U.S.

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Secretary Bryson Discusses the Future of U.S. Manufacturing at MIT

Wed, 2012-05-09 17:15

There is a powerful link between America’s ability to make things and America’s ability to innovate, compete, and create good jobs, as Secretary John Bryson said today when he spoke to CEOs, students and faculty at “The Future of Manufacturing in the U.S.” conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Secretary took the opportunity to discuss the importance of manufacturing in boosting U.S.

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Manufacturing: Key to an Innovation-Based Economy

Wed, 2012-05-09 16:00

Scientists, industry leaders and public officials came together this week for a dialogue on innovation at The Atlantic's “From Inspiration to Innovation Summit,” held at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director Patrick Gallagher was among the invited speakers on the panel, “Advanced Manufacturing: Made in America. . .

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Join Chief Economist Mark Doms and Gardner Carrick of The Manufacturing Institute for a Twitter Chat on Manufacturing Jobs on Friday

Wed, 2012-05-09 15:30

Following the release of the
Economic and Statistics Administration’s “The Benefits
of Manufacturing Jobs” report, Chief Economist Mark Doms and Gardner
Carrick, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at The Manufacturing
Institute, will be holding a 30-minute Twitter chat responding to your
questions about the report and the state of American manufacturing on Friday,
May 11th at 1:00pm ET.

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9 Tips for Preparing Your Small Business for the 2012 Tourist Season

Wed, 2012-05-09 13:04

While growth in the travel and tourism business is still in recovery mode, the early warm temperatures across most of the U.S. coupled with an uptick in positivity over the future of the economy could make 2012 a good year for the U.S. tourist industry and the small businesses that support it.

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Economic and Statistics Administration Releases Report on "The Benefits of Manufacturing Jobs"

Wed, 2012-05-09 10:30

Today the Economic and Statistics Administration released a report entitled "The Benefits of Manufacturing Jobs" (PDF) that explores benefits to workers and to our nation of a strong manufacturing sector.

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How To Set Up an Internship Program for Your Small Business

Wed, 2012-05-09 07:35

Looking to hire an intern this summer? More and more businesses are planning on it. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers plan on hiring 8.5 percent more college students in 2012 for summer internships than they did last year.

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China Travel Log 4: On His Final Day in China, Secretary Bryson Highlights Travel to the U.S.

Tue, 2012-05-08 16:30

Secretary John Bryson spent his last day in China in the financial capital of Shanghai. He began his day with a group of American business leaders based in China. The leaders, members of American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the U.S.-China Business Council, exchanged ideas and shared information about the opportunities and challenges of day to day business operations in China. As Secretary Bryson said to the group, our bilateral trade with China reached over $500 billion last year, with U.S. merchandise exports reaching $100 billion for the first time.

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