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Nominate a Business for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards

Tue, 2014-09-30 00:00

Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for the 2015 National Small Business Week...

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SBIR entrepreneurs at the forefront of the “games for learning” movement

Tue, 2014-09-30 00:00

Note: This article was originally posted on the Department of Education's blog.
Across the eleven Federal agencies that...

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Manufacturing: Rebuilding America’s Economy

Mon, 2014-09-29 17:25

Guest blog post by Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic DevelopmentLast week, I was honored to participate in Partnering for Illinois’ Economic Future Second Annual Economic Summit hosted by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) in Rock Island, Illinois.

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President Obama: "That’s How We Roll"

Mon, 2014-09-29 17:24

If you watch one video today, this should be it:

 
Whenever challenges face the world, one fact is clear: The world looks to the United States.
Last night, in an interview with 60 Minutes, President Obama explained why the United States is "the indispensable nation" when trouble arises in the world. From responding to humanitarian crises to confronting terrorism, America leads.
Because -- as the President said -- "that’s how we roll."

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Community Colleges: The Secret Sauce

Mon, 2014-09-29 13:05

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor blog. See the original post here.
Motlow State Community College in Tennessee is working with Bridgestone Tire Company and other employers to expand their mechatronics program, creating a training facility on-site at Bridgestone to prepare students to move quickly into high-skill jobs.
Estrella Mountain Community College is leading a consortium of five Arizona colleges to develop the workforce and talent pipeline required by the region’s energy and mining industries.

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SUCCESS STORY: Lucia Valdez, OMA – “The world is big…diversify and expand your markets through exports!”

Mon, 2014-09-29 00:00

Hispanic women are strong, savvy, creative and resilient.  Many Hispanic women are nurturing families, building successful businesses and creating jobs in our communities.  The latest stats on...

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Your Business, Your Brand – 7 Simple Brand Identity Tips

Mon, 2014-09-29 00:00

What’s your small business brand identity?
Sure, you’ve got a logo, a website, business cards, signage and perhaps even a storefront – but your brand is so much more than the “look” of your...

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Weekly Address: America Is Leading the World

Sat, 2014-09-27 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Sept. 25, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Act On Climate Change

Fri, 2014-09-26 18:41

This week, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on issues that demand the attention of the global community -- including climate change and violent extremism. We celebrated the third birthday of We the People, wished the Jewish community a Happy New Year, and said goodbye to Attorney General Eric Holder.
Interested in seeing what happened this week at the White House? Check out this week’s Weekly Wrap Up.

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Secretary Penny Pritzker to Lead High-Level U.S. Business Delegation to Poland and Turkey

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:45

U.S.
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead a high-level delegation of
America’s top CEOs on an economic fact-finding mission next week to Poland and
Turkey. Secretary Pritzker and the CEOs, all of whom are members of the President’s Export Council (PEC) will use the
trip to identify immediate and long-term opportunities to increase trade and
investment between the U.S. and Poland and the U.S. and Turkey, two
high-potential, fast-growing markets. Through greater understanding of these

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