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Financier Wilbur Ross Sworn in as Commerce Secretary

Wilbur Ross, former WL Ross and Co. chairman and chief strategy officer, has taken his official oath of office as the 39th secretary of commerce during a ceremony headed by Vice President Mike Pence. The Commerce Department said Tuesday Ross will work to help local businesses and entrepreneurs have access to …

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NIST Picks 11 Orgs to Manage Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers in Select Areas

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded roughly $12 million in contracts to 11 organizations that will operate manufacturing centers as part of a program designed to aid small and medium-size entities. NIST said Thursday organizations that secured cooperative agreements under the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership program will operate MEP centers …

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Commerce Dept Seeks Trade Enforcement & Compliance Advisers

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has announced plans to form a new council to advise her on matters related to trade enforcement and agreement compliance. The Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement and Compliance will also support efforts to increase the competitiveness of U.S. businesses and workers, the Commerce Department said Monday. The department published a notice Tuesday …

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Commerce Dept Identifies Focus Areas to Boost Export Opportunities for US Businesses

The Commerce Department has published a report that describes the government’s strategy to boost international trade opportunities for U.S. businesses. The 2016 National Export Strategy lists the government’s focus areas such as efforts to connect U.S. companies to global consumers; streamline and lessen costs of international shipments; and expand access to export …

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Commerce Dept Adds New Members to Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee; Penny Pritzker Comments

The Commerce Department has appointed 39 members to the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee tasked to advise the secretary on policy administration to increase the export of U.S. civil nuclear products and services. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker announced the new appointments of senior-level, private-sector representatives on Tuesday. “Maintaining U.S. leadership …

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Commerce Department Awards $15M in Product Commercialization Support Funds; Penny Pritzker Comments

The Commerce Department has awarded close to $15 million to nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions and entrepreneurship-focused groups in support of efforts to turn their proof-of-concept ideas into commercial products. A total of 35 organizations will also receive seed capital funds through the Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies program and …

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Commerce Dept Awards Grants to 24 Universities Via Economic Devt Program Competition; Penny Pritzker Comments

The Commerce Department has awarded $2.5 million in total grants to 24 universities and colleges as winners of a competition that seeks to build up regional economies and promote innovation. The department awarded the grants as part of the Economic Development Administration’s 2016 University Center Economic Development Program Competition, the …

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