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Guest blog post by Genilson Brandao, Senior Communications Specialist at SelectUSA
Earlier today, SelectUSA launched our newly redesigned website, SelectUSA.gov. The new website was developed as a “first stop” for our clients – companies seeking information about investing in the United States and economic development organizations (EDOs) looking to attract investment to their communities – to provide key foreign direct investment (FDI) data, resources, and news and updates.
The economy added 38,000 jobs in May, considerably below both expectations and the pace of growth in recent months, with volatility in monthly data and a temporary strike in the telecommunications industry contributing to the disappointingly low number. U.S. businesses have now added 14.5 million jobs over 75 straight months of private-sector job growth. At the same time, the unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in May, its lowest level since November 2007. The labor force participation rate ticked down, though it remains at the same level as in June 2015.Read More
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Concord Community High School, the site of his first trip as President, in Elkhart, Indiana, June 1, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
In 2009, just three weeks into his presidency, President Obama traveled to Elkhart, Indiana. In his first speech as president, he assured a community reeling from the economic recession that he would do all he could to recover and rebuild an economy that is stronger than ever before—for Elkhart and communities just like it across the country.Read More
Today in San Francisco, leaders from 23 countries representing 90 percent of clean energy investment and 75 percent of global carbon emissions are announcing new actions to accelerate the global transition to a clean-energy economy. This means ramping up deployment of commercially available clean-energy technologies as quickly as possible in order to reduce carbon pollution and meet each country’s climate commitments under the historic Paris Agreement. During President Obama’s administration, the cost of these technologies has plummeted here in the United States, leading to a 30-fold incrRead More
The following is a cross-post from the NOAA Fisheries Blog
Commercial and recreational saltwater fishing in the United States generated more than $214 billion in sales and supported 1.83 million jobs in 2014, according to a new economic report released by NOAA Fisheries last week.
With email marketing, social media marketing and online marketing grabbing most of the attention in recent years, you might think direct mail marketing is an outdated concept. Think again: Direct...Read More
The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Director's Blog
Today marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. These storms are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena, and they have the potential to affect a large portion of U.S. residents. The 185 coastline counties along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico – areas that are most threatened by Atlantic hurricanes – have a combined population of 59.2 million.
Guest blog by Russ Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
Ahead of the President's speech in Elkhart, here's what you need to know about our economic progress.
Just now in WH press briefing, @PressSec previews @POTUS trip to Elkhart, Indiana - https://t.co/SkdYzWAJH8
— Eric Schultz (@Schultz44) May 31, 2016
Email from President Obama: ElkhartRead More
This op-ed was originally posted on Secretary Pritzker's official LinkedIn page.
People often talk about the rapid evolution of technology, but when you consider where we are now compared to a decade ago, the pace of change really is incredible.
Just look at our phones. 10 years ago, hardly anyone had a smart phone, and those who did used them almost exclusively for communication. Today, your smart phone is how you shop; how you bank; how you hail a cab; how you follow the news; how you watch TV; how you order coffee; how you take a picture.