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Nov282015

Saturday, is the sixth annual Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our communities. Please join the Small Business Administration and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping and dining at small businesses. Learn more about Small Business Saturday. How You Can Participate Find participating small...

Nov272015

U.S. Commerce Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews today announced the Department is seeking candidates to serve on a new Digital Economy Board of Advisors, which Commerce is establishing to give government a mechanism to obtain advice from leaders in industry and civil society. The board will provide recommendations on ways to ensure that the Internet continues to thrive as an engine of growth,...

Nov192015

BP, the United States, and the five Gulf states have agreed to a settlement resolving claims for federal civil penalties and natural resource damages related to the Deepwater Horizon BP Spill. This settlement is set forth in the proposed Consent Decree. The Department of Justice is seeking public comment on the proposed settlement until December 4, 2015.

Nov192015

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) understands that minority businesses are an essential element in the economic engine of local communities.  MBDA remains the only federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of our nation’s eight million minority business enterprises (MBEs).

Nov132015

Problem solvers, game changers, dreamers, and doers – these are just a few descriptors commonly associated with entrepreneurs all across the U.S.  Today, more than ever, we see the power and impact new businesses have throughout developing communities as these startups create jobs, improve quality of life, and help define the characteristics that make communities alive and unique. 

Nov052015

MBDA Director Alejandra Castillo to co-lead delegation to inaugural APEC-SME Summit WASHINGTON – As part of the U.S. Delegation, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews will travel to Manila, Philippines from November 16-18 to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit. He will engage with the U.S. business community and identify actions the Commerce Department can...

Nov032015

Since our Nation's founding, our progress has been fueled by an inherent sense of purpose and ingenuity in our people.  Americans have more opportunities now than ever before to carry forward this legacy -- to create something, to raise capital in creative ways, and to pursue aspirations.  During National Entrepreneurship Month, we revisit our roots as a country of dreamers and doers, and we...

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