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Entrepreneurs: Driving the Innovation Economy in Pennsylvania

Tue, 2014-11-18 17:20

This week marks Global
Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the world’s largest celebration of the
innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life,
drive economic growth and expand human welfare. It’s a great opportunity
to really look at the ways in which entrepreneurs shape our current world while
looking forward toward the next big thing. 

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Young Entrepreneurs Showcase Ideas at Collegiate Inventors Competition

Tue, 2014-11-18 16:57

On November 17, Deputy Under
Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United
States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Michelle K. Lee welcomed
35 young inventors to the USPTO headquarters for the 2014 Collegiate Inventors
Competition (CIC). Introduced in 1990 and co-sponsored by the USPTO, Invent Now, and the AbbVie Foundation, the CIC recognizes
the nation’s most innovative undergraduate and graduate students working on cutting-edge
inventions at their colleges and universities. 

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New BEA Data Provide Entrepreneurs with a Fortune 500 Research Department

Tue, 2014-11-18 15:00

Is consumer spending growing faster in North Dakota or North
Carolina? How do consumers in different regions respond to economic downturns?
Which state has the fastest growing consumer market for motor vehicles?

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Census Bureau Economic Data Show Electric Power Generation Using Renewable Energy Growing

Tue, 2014-11-18 12:42

The U.S. Census Bureau today released for the first time data from the economic census on wind, geothermal, biomass and solar electric power generation. Revenues for electric power generation industries that use renewable energy resources rose 49.0 percent from $6.6 billion in 2007 to $9.8 billion in 2012, according to new economic census statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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What They're Saying: 21 New Companies Take the SupplierPay Pledge

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:51

Small businesses are the engine of economic growth in America. Their strength is vital to creating new jobs and hiring more workers across our country. That is why President Obama launched the SupplierPay initiative, a new partnership with the private sector to support the health and vitality of small businesses by increasing their working capital.

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Secretary Pritzker Marks One-Year Anniversary of “Open for Business Agenda” Launch

Mon, 2014-11-17 17:50

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
participated in an armchair discussion with 1776 cofounder Evan Burfield to
discuss the U.S. economy, entrepreneurship, and the one-year anniversary of the
Commerce Department’s “Open for Business Agenda.” Located in Washington, DC,
1776 serves as a global hub that connects startups tackling challenges in
education, energy, health care, government and other industries with the
resources they need to excel. 

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Join Commerce’s Data Revolution: Innovation Leaders Need Apply

Mon, 2014-11-17 14:10

Guest Blog
Post by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

Last
summer, I outlined the wide
variety of factors that make the Department of Commerce “America’s Data Agency”
– and I announced a series of steps aimed at unlocking the full potential of
our data resources.

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Six Steps to Protect Your Brand

Mon, 2014-11-17 14:01

A trademark is an essential part of a
brand, helping to distinguish a business’s unique products and services from
what another business offers. It can be a word, slogan, logo, symbol, design or
even a sound. The
following six steps from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provide a useful guideline on what to
consider before registering a trademark and during the application process.
Have an invention? Make sure to protect that too.

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A Toolkit to Help Communities Respond to a Changing Climate

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:45

It’s been a big week for the United States’ efforts on climate change. On November 12, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced historic actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Today, we’re announcing important steps that the Administration is taking here at home to help communities respond to and prepare for a changing climate.

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Build Your Business Credit: 5 Key Reasons to Get Started

Mon, 2014-11-17 00:00

Building business credit is just as important as building and taking good care of one’s personal credit. In the business world, a company does not have a consumer FICO® Score. Instead, it has...

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