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Reflections on the I-Corp Training Experience

October 20, 2014

Note: This blog is co-authored by Javier Saade, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, and G. Nagesh Rao, Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence
“We are...

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How and Why to Determine if Your Business is “Small”

October 20, 2014

Your business may not be small just because you think it is. The government actually has a say in it.
Small business size standards, established by the SBA, define the maximum size that a...

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Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola

October 18, 2014

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

October 17, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Q&A on America's Response to Ebola

October 17, 2014

As the Ebola situation continues to develop both at home and abroad, President Obama’s first priority is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of the American people. At his direction, the Administration is taking an aggressive, whole-of-government approach to marshal all of our expertise and resources to detect, isolate and treat Ebola patients safely in the U.S., while working to stop the outbreak at the source in West Africa.

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Weekly Wrap Up: A Look at Our Week

October 17, 2014

This week at the White House, the President updated the nation on our government-wide response to Ebola, we discussed efforts against ISIL with our international efforts, and the First Lady asked, “Turnip for What?” 

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President Obama talks on the phone with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell concerning the latest update on the Ebola situation.
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Leads Business Development Mission to Japan and South Korea

October 17, 2014

Home to nearly 60 percent of the world’s GDP and the fastest
growing economies, the Asia-Pacific region offers a wide array of opportunities
for United States businesses and workers. To further improve the U.S. economy,
the Obama Administration recognizes the critical importance
of strengthening its well-established trading partnerships in the region,
particularly with Japan and South Korea.

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Expanding U.S.-China Commercial Relations Remains a Top Priority

October 17, 2014

The U.S.-China commercial relationship remains one of great
success and growing potential, despite continuing challenges.

That’s the major takeaway after two weeks of heavy focus on
China at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA).

It began with the DISCOVER
GLOBAL MARKETS: Greater China and Gateway Countries forum Oct. 7-8 in New
York City, during which our global team provided export guidance to more than 300
business representatives looking to export to the region.

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West Wing Week 10/17/14 or, "The Geography of Hope"

October 17, 2014

This week, the President continued to lead the federal Ebola response, met with members of the international coalition to degrade and destroy ISIL, and designated the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument.

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Humacyte Excited to Participate in Department of Commerce Trade Mission with Secretary Pritzker to Japan and South Korea

October 17, 2014

Guest blog post by Dr. Ted Lithgow, Chief Operating Officer,
Humacyte, Inc.

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President Obama Names Ron Klain to Coordinate the U.S. Response to Ebola

October 17, 2014

President Obama has asked Ron Klain to coordinate the government’s comprehensive response to Ebola. He will report to the President Obama’s Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and his National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
As former Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents, Klain comes to the job with extensive experience in overseeing complex governmental operations and has good working relationships with leading Members of Congress as well as senior Administration officials.

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