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India’s Smart Cities Presents U.S. with a Unique Opportunity

February 22, 2016

During his January 2015 visit to New Delhi, President Obama and Prime Minister Modi announced the decision to elevate the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue to a Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD). The expanded dialogue was created to reflect our two countries’ shared commitment to strengthen the bilateral commercial and economic partnership.

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How to Give Your Local Business an Online Marketing Tune-up

February 19, 2016

If you operate a “local business” (meaning one that gets most of its customers from your local area), don’t overlook the Internet as an important way to attract new customers and stay top of mind...

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Where the rubber meets the road: Small businesses and Alzheimer’s research

February 19, 2016

Note: This post originally appeared on the blog of the National...

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Keeping America on the Cutting Edge of Innovation: The NNMI’s Explosive Progress

February 19, 2016

The Department of Commerce launches the first open-topic competition for new manufacturing innovation institutes, and releases reports on the success of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

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Sign Up for 2016 Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam

February 19, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will be holding a “tech jam” for their Global City Teams Challenge on March 22-23, 2016 at their Gaithersburg, Maryland campus. The two day tech jam brings together cities and innovators pursuing smart city technologies that provide measurable benefits to residents in areas ranging from community resilience to sustainable energy management to mass transit improvement.

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Concludes Successful India Trade Mission

February 19, 2016

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews traveled last week to India, where he led a delegation of 18 American companies on a Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission. The delegation focused on systems, technologies and services that can support sustainable growth of India’s infrastructure, including safety and security, intelligent transportation, water, wastewater, and clean energy, among other sectors.

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Security is a Key Element for Smart Cities

February 18, 2016

Guest blog post by Jenna Dunay, Director of International Government Affairs for S2 Global
We were honored to join the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews on the Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Trade Mission he led to New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai on February 8 – 12th, 2016. 

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Secretary Pritzker Kicks Off Second Open for Innovation Event with FinTech Companies

February 18, 2016

It’s rare that you get to see innovation happen before your eyes, but that’s exactly what happened at last Thursday’s Open for Innovation (O4I) Event in New York City. O4I is a series designed to encourage partnerships between America's dynamic startups and well-established firms.

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Should You Buy A Franchise Right Out of College?

February 16, 2016

My knee-jerk answer to that question is no. I have several reasons why, and I’ll be sharing them in this article. But first, do you know of anyone who has purchased a...

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14 Reasons We’re Sweet on Small Business

February 12, 2016

Small businesses are the heart of America’s economy. This Valentine’s Day, the SBA is sending small business owners this...

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