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Inspiring Young Inventors and Innovators at Camp Invention

Fri, 2015-07-10 11:55

At Camp Invention, almost two million students have explored their own innate creativity, inventiveness, and entrepreneurial spirit in a week long day camp program that’s been running since 1990. The program is a partnership between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and non-profit Invent Now. Camp Invention includes a robust STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum while also providing insights on the role of patents and trademarks in innovation.

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West Wing Week: 07/10/15 or, “Bask in the Glory”

Fri, 2015-07-10 11:27

This week, the President celebrated the 239th birthday of the United States, chatted with some World Cup champions, met with his national security team to discuss our anti-ISIL strategy , and hosted an historic Oval Office visit. That's July 3rd to July 9th or, "Bask in the Glory."

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Secretary Pritzker Signs Joint Declaration with Swiss Vice President to Expand Workforce Development Programs

Fri, 2015-07-10 11:09

The Obama Administration is committed to workforce development programs that help prepare America’s workforce for in-demand jobs, including the expansion of apprenticeship programs. To that end, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Switzerland’s Vice President and Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann yesterday signed a joint declaration that will provide a framework for our two countries to cooperate in such areas as work-based training, curriculum development, credential recognition, pathways to career development, and the expansion of programs into new industry sectors.

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Secretary Pritzker Celebrates 100 Years of Coca-Cola Bottle Patent

Thu, 2015-07-09 17:33

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at Coca-Cola’s 100th anniversary of its glass bottle patent, hosted at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Pritzker helped celebrate Coca-Cola’s iconic glass bottle design, which would not have become the symbol that it is today without the design patent it received in 1915 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
 

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U.S. Metropolitan Areas Set Export Highs in 2014

Thu, 2015-07-09 16:54

Today, U.S. businesses are increasingly taking advantage of export opportunities. The data makes it clear. Companies based in the United States that sell their world-class goods to the 96 percent of potential customers who live outside our borders are critical to both the local and national economy. This is evident in today’s release of the 2014 Metropolitan Area Export Overview. The report highlights data on goods exported from U.S. metropolitan areas in 2014. Some of the nation’s most prominent cities are leading in trade and setting new export records.

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Tips on Buying an Existing Small Business or Franchise

Thu, 2015-07-09 00:00

The dream of owning a small business doesn’t always mean starting from scratch. You can skip the headaches of creating a startup and jump to buying an established...

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Growing the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) Initiative

Wed, 2015-07-08 12:18

Promoting American manufacturing is a significant priority for President Obama, Secretary Pritzker, and the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative is one way the Administration is working to bolster our nation’s manufacturing sector.

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Six Months of Progress on the Precision Medicine Initiative

Wed, 2015-07-08 10:19

In January 2015, President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. Precision medicine is about empowering both patients and health care providers with the information and tools they need to tailor treatment and prevention strategies to patients' unique characteristics.

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SBDC Programs: What Can They Do for Your Small Business?

Wed, 2015-07-08 00:00

The government is full of acronyms, and sometimes it’s difficult to know which ones are most applicable and relevant to your business.  One acronym you definitely want to familiarize yourself with...

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Watch President Obama Call the Women's World Cup Champions, Team USA:

Tue, 2015-07-07 19:54

Yesterday, the President called the United States women’s national soccer team to congratulate them on winning the World Cup in front of the largest soccer audience in American TV history.
The President applauded Coach Jill Ellis for her leadership during this remarkable run and noted Carli Lloyd’s extraordinary hat-trick and early goals: "What have you been eating?"
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