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On July 21, 2016, the Department of Commerce, eBay, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and the Global Innovation Forum joined forces to host a forum for startups and small businesses that addressed the opportunities and challenges to going global, such as the availability of key federal and local government resources and how to protect their intellectual property overseas.
The Summer Olympics are in full-swing in Rio de Janeiro. (If you missed our behind-the-scenes look at the ceremony, check it out on the White House Instagram.) As Team USA works on bringing home the gold, President Obama and the First Lady looked back at a few of their favorite golden moments from Olympics-past in a presidential pop quiz. Watch:
This weekend, President Obama joined Americans across the country in wishing our Olympic and Paralympic athletes the best of luck and thanked them for representing what's best in America:Read More
Last week, Secretary Penny Pritzker traveled to California to participate in several events highlighting the Department of Commerce’s efforts to help create the conditions for U.S. businesses to compete and succeed in the global economy. On Wednesday, Secretary Pritzker joined Representative Jim Costa (D-Calif.) in Fresno, CA for a roundtable discussion with California agricultural leaders focused on opportunities to promote agricultural exports.
In this week's address, President Obama celebrated the beginning of the Summer Olympics by wishing Team USA the best of luck as they compete on the world stage. The President said Team USA reminds the world why America always sets the example as a nation of immigrants that finds strength by embracing our diversity and finding unity in our national pride.Read More
On August 4, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to Boulder, Colo., to participate in a Startup Day Across America event at Black Lab Sports and promote entrepreneurship. Secretary Pritzker had the opportunity to meet with representatives from 16 local startups, including Zybek Sports, iSplack, TredLite, and Edntech, and observe demonstrations of their innovative products.
The economy added 255,000 jobs in July following robust job growth in June, as the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent and labor force participation rose. U.S. businesses have now added 15.0 million jobs since private-sector job growth turned positive in early 2010, and the longest streak of total job growth on record continued in July.Read More
The entrepreneurial spirit has fueled America's economy for centuries. And these days, that spirit is stronger than ever.
Over the last two decades, 65 percent of new jobs have been created by startups and small enterprises. Companies less than one year old have created an average of 1.5 million jobs per year over the past three decades. And in recent years, new enterprises have helped move our economy from recession to recovery to expansion.Read More
The Mentor-in-Chief meets with the summer interns of 2009 and gets as surprise birthday serenade, in this gem from the archive.Read More
Yesterday, we arrived at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro! No, not quite for our swimming or basketball skills, but as a part of the 2016 Presidential Delegation joining Secretary Kerry at the Olympic Games. We're thrilled to represent our country as a part of the Delegation and to celebrate all that the Olympics represents. You can follow along on our trip as we tour the Olympic Village, attend the opening ceremonies, and cheer on Team USA as events kick off this Saturday. We’ll be taking over the White House Snapchat and Instagram to give you an inside peek.Read More