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Weekly Address: Congress Should Do its Job and Pass a Serious Budget

Sat, 2015-10-03 06:00

In this week's address, the President emphasized that we need to do everything we can to strengthen economic growth and job creation.  This week, despite the fact that more than half of Republicans in Congress voted to shut down the government for the second time in two years, Congress managed to pass a last-minute bill to keep the government open for another ten weeks.  That means that in December, we could face yet another Republican threat to shut down the government.  The President emphasized that Congress needs to stop kicking the can down the road and do its job.  He stressed tha

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Be Prepared: Staying Safe During Hurricane Joaquin

Fri, 2015-10-02 19:26

With Hurricane Joaquin impacting the East Coast, we want to make sure you and your family have the resources you need to stay safe. Here are some hurricane preparedness tips and resources from the experts at FEMA.

Get Ready

You can take three steps to be sure your family is safe.

Get informed

Make a plan

Build a kit

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Manufacturing Day Attracts Thousands to Factories Nationwide

Fri, 2015-10-02 16:42

Today, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was among the thousands of Americans celebrating National Manufacturing Day at manufacturing facilities across the country. Secretary Pritzker traveled to Delaware with U.S. Senator Chris Coons, Governor Jack Markell, and U.S. Congressman John Carney to tour Accudyne Systems and M. Davis. 

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Stitching Together the Next Digital Revolution

Fri, 2015-10-02 15:15

by Tom Hedberg, Research Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Science and Technology
Along the path from design to manufacture, a lot of information gets passed from computer to computer and machine to machine. But just as a children’s game of telephone can produce a jumbled message, machines that use different software can disrupt the flow of information and lead to errors. Those errors cost time and money.

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Fri, 2015-10-02 14:18

This is my favorite time of year, when we recognize the importance of manufacturing as thousands of companies open their doors to welcome in the public to see the amazing  products  being  made every day by our neighbors and friends in communities across the United States. Manufacturing Day is October 2, 2015 and I am excited to be one of the many Americans who will spend the day touring some of the best manufacturing facilities in the world.

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Follow Along: Take a Look Inside Factories Across the Country

Fri, 2015-10-02 13:30

Ever stood on a factory floor and watched things get made?


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Modern-Day Manufacturing: 3D Printing Drives Innovation

Fri, 2015-10-02 12:39

On September 30, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Michelle K. Lee delivered remarks at Microsoft Tech Lab in Washington, DC, on 3D printing or additive manufacturing, the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file using additive processes, and how this industry is driving innovation.

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SBA Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

Fri, 2015-10-02 12:03

Women’s entrepreneurship is on the rise, according to preliminary data from U.S. Census Bureau, which shows that women are increasingly becoming small...

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EDA’s Manufacturing Footprint

Fri, 2015-10-02 10:46

“The rumors of the demise of the U.S. manufacturing industry are greatly exaggerated.” Elon Musk

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BEA’s Factory Factoids in Honor of Manufacturing Day

Fri, 2015-10-02 10:15

U.S. factories do their part to keep the U.S. economy humming. Did you know that manufacturing accounts for 12 percent of overall U.S. economic activity as measured by Gross Domestic Product? The Bureau of Economic Analysis produces a slew of economic statistics on how manufacturing and other U.S. industries are performing and impact the economy. Given that Oct. 2 is Manufacturing Day, it’s the perfect time to share with you some other manufacturing data nuggets that we produce.

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