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Data Services for the 21st Century Economy

The Commerce Department launches the first ever Commerce Data Service (CDS). Built in the spirit of America's entrepreneurial technology ventures, the Commerce Data Service is a start-up within government, that consists of diverse team of top-notch designers, developers, software engineers and data scientists. Recent posts about the Commerce Data Service.


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ACE Tool: New Data Aids US Business Investment Decisions

The Department of Commerce's Assess Costs Everywhere tool (ACE) highlights the hidden costs and risks that manufacturers need to consider when deciding where to locate their operations or supply chains in the United States.


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Privacy Summit Keynote

Counselor Justin Antonipillai, a lead negotiator on U.S.-E.U. Privacy Shield talks, gives the closing keynote at the TrustE Privacy Risk Summit in San Francisco, June 8, 2016.


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Justin Antonipillai Opens 4th #CDACMtg

New York, NY - Counselor Antonipillai kicked off the 4th meeting of the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) this morning at Google's offices in NYC. This is Justin's first CDAC event since assuming the role of Under Secretary of Economic Affairs in January.


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Taking the High Road

There is a wealth of evidence that manufacturing jobs are good jobs. But not all manufacturing jobs are created equal. Published data highlight the considerable variation in pay and productivity across manufacturing industries.


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Government-Constituent Relationships. With data. And trees.

Hurricane Sandy inflicted tens of billions of dollars in losses, destroying or damaging thousands of homes and vehicles and bringing the Northeast US to a grinding halt. A lesser cited impact was the storm’s toll on the city’s urban forestry.


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The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) has been appointed by Secretary Pritzker to assist the Department of Commerce in revolutionizing their data assets, to empower our data users to become more informed, create a data ecosystem around our data products, and ultimately to foster innovation, create jobs, and drive better decision making. Find out more about the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC)

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The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) releases 12 monthly and quarterly Principal Federal Economic Indicators collected by its constituent bureaus: the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Businesses rely heavily upon these indicators to make decisions every day. In their public comments, the Secretary and ESA's Under Secretary and Chief Economist put the indicators into a national and global economic context.

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American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

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Brad Burke and Jeff Chen: Driving the Commerce Data Mission Forward

“Any transition is easier,” Piryanka Chopra says, “if you believe in yourself and your talent.” 

Who is Ms. Chopra?  She’s a young woman whose life has been in constant transition, from being shuttled all over India as a child to becoming a best-known and award-winning Bollywood star and now the first South Asian to headline an American network thriller (Quantico).  Not to mention one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights.

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Driving Commerce Data onto New Platforms…

During the holiday season, more of us spend more time trying to think about how we gave back this year and commit to give back in the next year. Here at Commerce, we have information that can help you target that giving, and to make other decisions, and we have been working hard to bring you more ways you can get that information.

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How U.S. Companies Use and Adapt the Apprenticeship Model to Create an Innovative Workforce

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The Benefits and Costs of Apprenticeships: A Business Perspective

Cover Image for The Benefits and Costs of Apprenticeships: A Business Perspective ReportIn 2014, President Obama set out an ambitious goal to double the number of apprenticeships to 750,000 by the end of 2018, and to diversify them as well. This year the half million mark was passed. However, despite their increasing popularity and proven benefit to workers, apprenticeships are not fully understood in the United States, especially from the point of view of U.S. employers. The skilled trades that support our nation’s construction industry still represent the core of American apprenticeships, but many other industries, like health care and information technology (IT), are adopting apprenticeships to create a skilled workforce for jobs they cannot otherwise fill easily, if at all. Along the way, firms are not only starting apprenticeships in new occupations and industries but also opening doors for women and minorities.

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner. BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy.

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The Chief Economist is the Under Secretary's principal adviser on economic matters and serves as a special adviser to the Secretary of Commerce. The Office of the Chief Economist conducts analyses of policy proposals, monitors and interprets current economic developments; as well as analyzes major economic policy developments for use by senior officials throughout the Administration.

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The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by scientific objectivity, our strong and capable workforce, our devotion to research-based innovation, and our abiding commitment to our customers.

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