Tuesday,   WASHINGTON – Florida companies learned how they can participate in the rebuilding efforts in Haiti today at the Haitian Reconstruction and Development Conference in Miami. Rick Wade, senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, participated in the conference’s opening session and delivered closing remarks.  


Story Published: LAS VEGAS The new American economy and the unique opportunities it holds for the American Indian business world is the focus of RES 2010. The annual business conference, hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, takes place at the Las Vegas Hilton Feb. 21 – 24.


WASHINGTON (TheStreet) -- The Commerce Department is working to find new ways to help small businesses and entrepreneurs find new markets for their products by revamping its counseling programs, financing tools and other assistance. U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says the agency plans to create "one-stop shop" business advocacy centers across the nation to help small...


Minority Business Development chief: Get big or get boughtThe fastest way to improve the prospects of minority-owned businesses is to persuade more owners to get on the M&A bandwagon, the head of the government's development efforts says. ( -- David Hinson is the new administrator of the Minority Business Development Agency, a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce that...