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From Department of Commerce Blog
Thu, 2013-08-29 18:30

While in Houston, Texas today, Secretary Pritzker visited a U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC), part of the International Trade Administration (ITA), and met with USEAC employees and employees from the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Houston field office. The secretary's visit was part of her latest stop on a nationwide listening tour and was an opportunity to thank the employees for their work for the Department of Commerce. 

From Department of Commerce Blog
Thu, 2013-08-29 12:30

Guest blog post by Len
Waterworth, Executive Director of the Port of Houston Authority.It was an honor to host the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny
Pritzker, at one of the nation’s busiest and most critically important ports,
the Port of Houston.

From Department of Commerce Blog
Wed, 2013-08-28 17:20

Secretary Penny Pritzker today announced that
the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a
$600,000 grant to The Idea Village, Inc., of New Orleans, La., to support
programs that assist entrepreneurs in building their businesses and creating jobs.
Secretary Pritzker is in New Orleans today as part of her nationwide listening
tour, and made the announcement at The Idea Village after meeting with local
entrepreneurs, mentors and business leaders.The EDA investment announced today will support

From Small Business Administration Blog
Wed, 2013-08-28 13:52

Under the Affordable Care Act, the government, insurers, employers, and individuals share in the responsibility to improve the availability, quality, and affordability of health insurance coverage.  The individual shared responsibility provision is a key part of helping to deliver the law’s consumer protections at an affordable cost. It makes these protections possible by ensuring that individuals do not just wait to purchase insurance when they are sick and drop coverage when they are well, which drives up premiums for everyone.   

From Department of Commerce Blog
Wed, 2013-08-28 12:49

On
Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to more than 200,000 people from
the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and
Freedom. His famous "I Have a Dream" speech and the march were key
moments in the American Civil Rights Movement. 
To mark the anniversary, the U.S.
Census Bureau has gathered key statistics that measure changes in
some aspects of the black population to date.

From Small Business Administration Blog
Wed, 2013-08-28 07:45

Are you getting ready to launch your business, but in need of some expert guidance? Or could you use some insight about how to manage and grow your existing small business?

From Small Business Administration Blog
Tue, 2013-08-27 18:09

People often ask me how they can project basic numbers for a new business that hasn’t started yet. I’ve done some things already, in this space, on how to do that for a new product and a sales forecast (links in the last paragraph). In this post I’m offering the same kind of advice for projecting expenses.

From Department of Commerce Blog
Tue, 2013-08-27 15:30

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a web-based map
application built to display language data collected from the American
Community Survey. 

Language use, English-speaking ability, and
linguistic isolation data are currently collected in the American Community
Survey. In the past, various questions on language were asked in the censuses
from 1890 to 1970. The current language use questions, in use since 1980,
gather how many people speak a language other than English at home, what languages
are spoken, and how well English is spoken.

From Department of Commerce Blog
Tue, 2013-08-27 12:30

U.S. Secretary of
Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced $15 million in U.S. Economic
Development Administration (EDA) grants to support 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs) in
California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachussetts, Michigan, Missouri,
New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington that
help manufacturers affected by imports adjust to increasing global competition
and create jobs.

From Department of Commerce Blog
Mon, 2013-08-26 11:45

Guest blog post by David Hinson, National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency. Cross-posted from MBDA.gov.
Each year, since 1955, Fortune Magazine ranks the 500 largest
corporations in the United States.  Corporations that are part of the Fortune 500,
purchase goods and services from other businesses which in turn support
thousands of other companies and millions of jobs across the nation. 
Becoming a supplier to a major corporation is a growth strategy that

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