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For the past two days it has been my pleasure to meet with our partners and entrepreneurs in Dallas. As part of my trip, I visited the Fort Worth Disaster Processing and Disbursement Center....Read More
Cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Director's Blog
I’m pleased to announce the beginning of data collection for the inaugural Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs. This new survey will be a supplement to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners, which is conducted every five years as part of the Economic Census. It represents an exciting public-private partnership between the Census Bureau, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Minority Business Development Agency.
This week, President Obama is visiting Alaska to experience firsthand how climate change is affecting Alaska and the greater Arctic, and to meet with Alaskans across the state – in locations as diverse as Anchorage, Seward, Dillingham, and Kotzebue – who are dealing with the consequences of climate change.
In support of the President’s trip, I spent the past weekend making my own stops in Alaska to learn more about how climate change is already affecting local communities and ecosystems, and to engage with Alaskans working to tackle climate-related challenges.Read More
Do you do public relations for your business? Many small business owners neglect PR because they think it takes too much time or requires hiring a PR person or agency. Others think their...Read More
America’s current unemployment rate of 5.3% has not been this low since before the recession in 2008. However, recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tell a different story for youth...Read More
A strong manufacturing base is important to the long-term health of the U.S. economy, but it also turned out to be important to recovery in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. More than 1,200 people died tragically, and property damage is estimated to have been more than $108 billion. In the ten years since the flood waters subsided, the people of the Gulf Region have demonstrated incredible resiliency and a strong will to restore the area to the vibrant, bustling community it was before the storms hit. That meant not only repairing the physical damage left by the storm, but working to repair the economic havoc the storm wreaked. The U.S.Read More
Today, the President is traveling to Alaska to meet with some of the Alaskans who are on the frontlines of climate change, one of the greatest challenges facing our nation. Follow along with the President's trip at WhiteHouse.gov/Alaska.
“The state’s God-given natural treasures are all at risk.”
But just how did this treasure trove of national resources and beauty become a part of our union? While the President is en route, let's do a quick historical recap.
March 30, 1867
Last week, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker wrapped up a three-state visit to National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) institutes that are developing tomorrow’s transformative technologies and industries.
NNMI is a key element of the Administration’s competitiveness agenda and commitment to ensuring the next great revolution in manufacturing happens right here in America.