Guest blog post by Stefan
M. Selig, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
Yesterday, Secretary Pritzker and I announced that we will lead a high-level delegation
on an economic fact-finding trip to Poland and Turkey later this month. I
am excited to participate in the first PEC fact-finding mission for the Obama
On September 11, 2009, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined AmeriCorps members and volunteers in painting a Habitat for Humanity home in Washington, D.C., joining Americans across the country who marked the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by participating in service and remembrance activities.
September 11, 2009.
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Cross blog post by John Thompson, Director, U.S. Census BureauDid you know that there are 27.1 million non-farm businesses in America? The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons provides the only comprehensive source of statistics about business ownership in the U.S. The Census Bureau conducts the SBO every five years. This is the first time the SBO is being conducted primarily online.If you own a business, such as a salon or a landscaping company, you may be one of the one million Americans selected to participate in the Survey of Business Owners.Read More
Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, at the National Archives, in Washington, D.C.
September 9, 2014.
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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker discussed the Administration’s efforts to “Build America” at the Infrastructure Investment Summit hosted by the U.S.Read More
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into law on September 13, 1994. The President issued a proclamation commemorating that anniversary. You can read the full text of that proclamation below.Read More
Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's blog. See the original post here.Read More
Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta listen to First Lady Michelle Obama speak on preparing for higher education. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education by Joshua Hoover.Read More
I had the privilege of visiting Green Rock Lighting, a small business that receives support from the SBA-funded cluster initiative in Cleveland, Ohio. As a company known for its innovation and...Read More
Guest blog post by Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic
AffairsThis morning, I visited start-up hub 1776, to discuss the
Department of Commerce’s efforts to make government data more accessible and
informative – to build businesses, grow the economy and help governments and
individuals make more informed decisions.