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Spotlight on Commerce: Pamela K. Isom, Director, Office of Application Engineering and Development, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

March 07, 2016

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.
Guest blog post by Pamela K. Isom, Director, Office of Application Engineering and Development in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Connecting Cities of the Future in India Requires Proven, Scalable and Standards-Based Innovation

March 07, 2016

Guest blog post by Hugh McDermott, Silver Spring Networks VP of Business Development for Asia

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How Women are Making History: SBA Lauds Record Achievement in Women’s Small Business Contracting

March 07, 2016

Note: This post is co-authored by Erin Andrew, and John Shoraka, Associate Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development. 
Women in business today have made...

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Weekly Address: The American Spirit of Innovation

March 05, 2016

In this week's address, the President discussed his upcoming visit to the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, where he will participate in a conversation about civic engagement in the 21st century and how we can use technology to tackle our toughest challenges. The President noted that we've made significant progress over the past few years in using creative ideas and technology to improve the lives of Americans, recruiting some of the sharpest minds to re-imagine outdated systems and better deliver services.

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Join our Women’s History Month Twitter Chat for Business Tips and Resources

March 04, 2016

In honor of Women’s History Month, join us on Thursday, March 10 at 3:00 pm ET for a Twitter chat on tips and resources for women thinking about starting or growing a business. Female influencers...

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Welcome Home, Scott Kelly!

March 04, 2016

Captain Scott Kelly returned safely to Houston, Texas early Thursday morning following a record-setting yearlong mission aboard the International Space Station.

Dr. Jill Biden was there to welcome him home, along with a group of students touring NASA Mission Control Center:

Welcome home @stationcdrkelly! #YearInSpace https://t.co/99hbk2x3XV pic.twitter.com/FWb0K4SUxj— Dr. Jill Biden (@DrBiden) March 3, 2016

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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

March 04, 2016

This Women’s History Month, we celebrate the impact of women entrepreneurs and tech leaders. From Sheryl Sandberg to Daphne Koller to Natalie Massenet, women are shaping the digital landscape in the United States.
Yet the overall statistics on female entrepreneurs are sobering.
Women only make up 26 percent of the computing workforce. While women earn the majority of bachelor’s degrees, they hold only 12 percent of computer science degrees. And if you look at how many women hold leadership positions at tech companies and venture capital firms, the numbers are even lower.

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Six Ways Small Businesses Benefit from Export Control Reform

March 03, 2016

Editor's note: This blog is from the U.S. Department of Commerce...

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Natural Capital Website Unveiled Following Conclusion of Business Roundtables

March 03, 2016

Guest blog post by Jane Callen, Economic Information Officer, Economics and Statistics Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce created and unveiled a  natural capital website to provide resources and information to businesses seeking to incorporate natural capital into their planning and operations. Natural capital refers to the Earth’s stock of natural resources – air, water, soil, and living resources – that provide a range of goods and services on which the global economy depends.

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Considerations for Buying a Small Business

March 03, 2016

Ever walked into a neighborhood business that was recently purchased? The new ownership might have changed the paint color, décor, and equipment in a flash -- maybe even overnight.
If you’...

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