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On June 9, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with Columbia University, hosted the Future of Urban Innovation: Startups summit in New York City, to discuss urban innovation and how government, academia, and the private sector can work together to help startups and spur economic growth. The summit was part of ongoing efforts, by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), to provide information and resources to innovators and entrepreneurs in the region.
As businesses work to expand their international export networks, they look to the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service (CS) to move domestic and foreign economy relations forward. The U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC), a major part of Commerce’s CS, specifically provides key opportunities through counseling, special events and specific business matchmaking. This business matchmaking can broaden opportunities for further export sales with a multitude of countries. Escalade, Inc.Read More
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, highlighting the vital importance of the U.S.-Mexico economic relationship and discussing efforts to strengthen our bilateral partnership through the High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED).
When it comes to ease of doing business, America is top 10 in the world. But when it comes to starting a business, we’re ranked 46th.
For a country that the most creative, productive, and innovative entrepreneurs call home, this shouldn’t be the case. So why is it so challenging to launch a startup here?
Every entrepreneur or small business owner faces some red tape when starting or expanding a business, such as:
Setting up a legal business structure
Understanding zoning laws and licensing requirements
Acquiring licenses and permitsRead More
June marks Immigrant Heritage Month -- and people across the country 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, the Obama administration is launching the “Healthy Self” campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles and connect people to the coverage and care they need. But first let us tell you about Alicia. A wife and mother of two from Houston, Alicia knows how important her health is, not only for her, but for the people she loves. As she describes it, “When mom gets sick, the whole family feels it.”
The 2015 SBIR/STTR National Conference is just around the corner – June 15 to 17 at the Gaylord Conference...Read More
Every June, we celebrate LGBT Pride month. As a small business owner, you can show your support by implementing these best practices for an LGBT-inclusive work environment. Creating a safe space...Read More
For a number of years I worked as an offsite employee for a New Jersey company. I was in New York, and later in Florida. I never had a desk at the company so I worked from home. This telecommuting...Read More
Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) recently recruited international students from El Salvador to their rural Iowa campus with the help of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Indian Hills, ranked in the top 10% of all community colleges in the nation since 2011 by the Aspen Institute, expressed the need to connect with international partners in an affordable and reliable way. IHCC features various studies relating to diversity—and aims to place international students from a variety of countries on their own campus.Read More