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Secretary Pritzker Visits Albany, New York and Hartford, Connecticut

Wed, 2013-07-31 10:30

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled
to Albany, N.Y. and Hartford, Conn. on the second leg of her nationwide listening
tour. While in Albany, Secretary Pritzker met with senior leadership of SEMATECH
and the New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). SEMATECH is a consortium of
leading semiconductor device, equipment, and materials manufacturers and
university partners from around the globe working on collaborative research on
computer chip technology. CNSE is part of the State College of New York (SUNY)

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Secretary Penny Pritzker Visits APS Technology

Tue, 2013-07-30 17:30

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker visited APS Technology (APS) in
Wallingford, Conn., as part of her nationwide
listening tour. Secretary Pritzker
is traveling across the country meeting with business leaders and entrepreneurs
to discuss how the administration and the Department of Commerce can work with
the private sector to help strengthen the economy and create jobs.

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Secretary Pritzker Tours SEMATECH and CNSE for Firsthand Look at Semiconductors

Tue, 2013-07-30 15:30

As a part of her nationwide listening tour, Secretary Pritzker met with officials from SEMATECH and the State University of New York College of NanoScale Engineering (CSNE) while in Albany, New York today. SEMATECH and CSNE are leaders in semiconductor technology in the U.S. and among the most innovative enterprises in the world.Secretary Pritzker met with the executives of SEMATECH and CNSE to discuss the global challenges that accompany a constantly evolving industry.

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Happy Birthday SBA!

Tue, 2013-07-30 11:57

The U.S Small Business Administration celebrates its 60th birthday today.  It is a great occasion to mark and celebrate the agency’s accomplishments over the past six decades. 


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10 Tips to Help You Build and Grow a Stand-Out Small Business Brand

Mon, 2013-07-29 10:02

The United States loves small businesses – it’s official! That’s according to a survey by the Pew Foundation (reported here on SmallBizTrends) which found that 71 percent of Americans view small business more favorably than any other institutions, including religious organizations.
Why is this? Well, small businesses are seen as a positive influence “on the way things are going in this country.” But it’s more than that.

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Census Bureau's New Tool Puts Congressional District Statistics at Your Fingertips

Fri, 2013-07-26 09:52

The U.S. Census Bureau has released My
Congressional District, the first interactive tool geared exclusively toward
finding basic demographic and economic statistics for every congressional
district in the U.S. This Web app uses the latest annual statistics from the
American Community Survey, providing the most detailed portrait of America's
towns and neighborhoods.
Users can sort through statistics in five key categories upon selection of a
specific district in the application. Summary level statistics covering

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How EDA is Supporting Critical Infrastructure in a Missouri City

Thu, 2013-07-25 14:30

One of the ways to ensure that America creates an economy that supports good middle-class jobs is by building critical infrastructure that businesses need to thrive and grow. Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) has been at the forefront of such efforts, most recently in Perryville, Missouri, where it is joining with the state of Missouri and local authorities to help pay for improved road access to the Perryville Industrial Park.Industrial parks are the economic lifeblood of many communities, particularly smaller ones.

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Commerce's NIST Awards 13 Companies with 2013 Small Business Innovation Research Funding

Thu, 2013-07-25 12:24

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that more than $2.3 million in funding for Phase I and Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects will be awarded to 13 U.S. small businesses.

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Employer Actions after DOMA Dies

Thu, 2013-07-25 10:04

The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, has been declared by the U.S. Supreme Court to be unconstitutional. What does that mean for your business? Plenty, if you have employees. Here are some actions you should be considering now.

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Global Investment is Important to the American Economy

Thu, 2013-07-25 09:42

Guest blog post by Secretary of Commerce Penny PritzkerSince
I was confirmed as Secretary of Commerce, I’ve been meeting with business
leaders, entrepreneurs, and foreign leaders to let them know that America is
“open for business.” The United States is one of the most desirable places to
do business; our $16 trillion economy, with its productive workforce and
diverse consumer base, could not do what it does without domestic as well as
foreign investment. Yesterday, I participated in the White House Forum

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