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Press Room June 2014
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Announces Call for New Members to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced a call for applications for membership on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) – a federal advisory committee that advises the Secretary of Commerce on issues related to accelerating innovation and expanding entrepreneurship, with an added focus on job-driven skills training that creates jobs and spurs innovation. The Commerce Department is now accepting applications for new Council members through July 14, 2014.
June 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (June 13, 2014) – Minority business owners looking for a boost to their bottom line can now register for an event that could take them to the next level.
Registration is now open for National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) Conference 2014 at http://medweek.mbda.gov/home.
In 1997, minorities made up only 17 percent of all women-owned businesses in the U.S. Today, “women of color” own one-in-three of all women-owned businesses in America – that’s nearly a 100 percent increase! Minority women-owned businesses are also the only businesses besides publicly-traded companies which have seen a net-increase in employees over the last six years.