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American businesses are expanding their networks to include Central American countries as additional markets for their goods and services. With assistance from the Commerce Department’s Foreign Commercial Service, two U.S. companies are establishing new global export markets within Costa Rica.
The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) convened last week for their third quarterly meeting. Hosted by EDA's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), NACIE members discussed their work on innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent development in the workforce, and received updates from Commerce Department leadership on new initiatives and research relative to NACIE efforts.
Guest blog post by Jim McNerney, Chairman and CEO of the Boeing Company and the Chairman of the President’s Export Council.
Boeing is proud to be part of a U.S. aerospace industry that helped make our country the world’s leading manufacturing and military-diplomatic power of the 20th Century. America can reclaim the former and maintain the latter for the 21st Century, but only with public policies that allow U.S. businesses to grow exports through greater access to the global marketplace. The Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S. Export-import Bank are two timely examples.
June marks Immigrant Heritage Month -- and people across the country and across the Obama Administration are sharing their American stories. Whether you've recently embarked on your first day as an American or want to share how your ancestors came to arrive here, we want to hear from you. Add your voice to the conversation today.Read More
Today, President Obama sent the following message to the White House email list. In it, he talks about a letter from the late Senator Edward Kennedy on the importance of reforming our country's health care system.
Learn more about the history of health care in America here -- and make sure to tune in tomorrow at 11:45 a.m. ET to watch the President's remarks on health care.
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As an entrepreneur every now and then it is important to take a step back and really take a look at the big picture and dive back in with refreshed energy. Here are few points to revisit and...Read More
"He did in 46 years what most of us couldn’t do in 146.
He left nothing in the tank. He was a man who led a life where the means were as important as the ends. The example he set made you want to be a better dad, or a better son, or a better brother or sister, better at your job, the better soldier.
He made you want to be a better person. Isn’t that finally the measure of a man -– the way he lives, how he treats others, no matter what life may throw at him?"
– President Obama
President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House.
June 5, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)Read More
As Congress moves forward in its work on America’s trade policy, you may be hearing a lot of back and forth about the process and substance of the new, high-standards trade agreement the Administration is negotiating, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).