“The rumors of the demise of the U.S. manufacturing industry are greatly exaggerated.” Elon Musk
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.Read More
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President welcomed a fellow President to the White House and held a whirlwind of meetings at the United Nations General Assembly. And the First Lady named a new panda cub! That's September 25th to October 1st or, "Make It Matter."
Friday, September 25
On Friday, the President welcomed President Xi of China to the White House during the Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn — the second one this week!Read More
The economy added jobs in September at a pace below that seen earlier in the year, as slowing growth abroad and global financial turmoil have weighed on economic activity. Overall, however, the unemployment rate remains at its lowest level since early 2008 and the private sector has added 13.2 million jobs over 67 straight months of job growth—the longest streak on record. Given the increased uncertainty around the world, it is imperative that the United States not further exacerbate that uncertainty with unnecessary brinksmanship and austerity.Read More
We have to come together and take steps to reduce gun violence. We have to find the courage to change. #UCCShooting https://t.co/5xQhor8bRM
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 2, 2015
The President just delivered a statement on today's shooting in Oregon.
And one thing he said is certainly ringing in the minds of Americans across the country right now, no matter their politics:
"We are the only advanced country in the world that sees these shootings every few months."Read More
October 2 is Manufacturing Day, and I’m pleased to participate in this year’s observance by recognizing the major role that manufacturing plays in our national and global economy. Every year, U.S. manufacturers produce nearly $6 trillion in shipments and employ people across the nation. Modern manufacturing is a technology-driven industry that produces innovative ideas and products that are used across the globe.
CEOs Sanjay Bhatnagar, WaterHealth International; Michael S. Burke, AECOM; Doug Peterson, McGraw Hill Financial; and Dinesh Paliwal, Harman International; discuss the mission of each of their companies and their involvement in this year’s U.S.-India CEO forum, hosted by the Department of Commerce. During the Forum, U.S. and Indian business leaders gave input on how to effectively increase U.S.Read More
Flea markets and crafts shows have become a cultural phenomena. Increasingly small businesses are mastering the quality of the artisanal goods that they make and sell. While these types of...Read More
Each year, our nation faces diverse threats and hazards reinforcing the need to strengthen national preparedness and resilience. On August 31st, 2015, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring September as National Preparedness Month with the theme: “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder to prepare, now and throughout the year, for a wide range of emergencies.Read More
Three years ago, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) started expanding its physical presence across the country in order to bring resources to the doorsteps of innovators and help entrepreneurs advance their cutting-edge ideas to the marketplace. Two regional offices are already open and operating – the Elijah J. McCoy Regional Office in Detroit and the Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver.Read More