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Following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Director's Blog
This week I am visiting Los Angeles County to observe the last phase of the 2016 Census Test, currently underway here in California as well as in Harris County, Texas. Almost 225,000 households in Los Angeles County received a notification from the U.S. Census Bureau by mail 9 weeks ago asking them to complete the 2016 Census Test questionnaire online. Now, census takers are engaged in what we call “nonresponse follow-up” — that is, personally visiting households that did not respond to the census.
When small business owners think about marketing, they usually think about attracting new customers. But existing customers are equally, if not more, important. A...Read More
The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration
Blog post by Felicia Pullam, Director of Outreach for SelectUSA
The countdown to the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit begins today! In four weeks, June 19-21, President Barack Obama will welcome economic developers from across the country and companies from around the world to Washington, D.C. The SelectUSA Summit is the highest profile event to promote job-creating foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States.
Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda
I hope that the time you’ve spent here has given you a sense that you really can make a difference. You can’t transform the world overnight. It’s frustrating. There are setbacks. Progress is incremental.Read More
In this week's address, President Obama discussed one of the single most important steps to help grow middle-class wages – expanding the number of workers who are eligible for the overtime that they have earned. Every week, millions of Americans work more than 40 hours but do not receive the overtime pay they deserve.Read More
This week, the President hosted five Nordic leaders, spoke at the Rutgers Commencement ceremony, and honored Medal of Valor recipients, while the Vice President traveled to Columbus, OH, to talk about the new and improved Overtime Rule. That's May 13th to May 19th or, "A Miss Manners for Vikings."
“We have a narrow window of opportunity to scale up programs, to figure out how the virus is spreading, to stop it, and to develop a vaccine." Dr. Frieden of the CDC and Dr. Fauci of the NIH explain why Congress needs to pass the President's emergency funding request to combat the Zika virus. go.wh.gov/zikaRead More
Guest post by Laurie Locascio, PhD, Director of the Material Measurement Laboratory at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
This year’s World Metrology Day is themed “Measurements in a Dynamic World,” so it’s fitting that we are also celebrating the formal launch of the NIST-Stanford Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology, or JIMB. The initiative began as a pilot three years ago to answer the biotech industry’s calls for measurement tools.
At a ceremony at the White House earlier today, President Obama honored recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation—the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on our nation’s most accomplished innovators and inventors.