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Breaking Down the Urban-Rural Broadband Divide

While broadband availability has expanded for all parts of the United States, NTIA data has consistently shown that urban areas have greater access to broadband at faster speeds than rural areas. In a new report released today, NTIA and the Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) delve deeper into the differences between broadband availability in rural and urban areas.

Assess Costs Everywhere: The Real Cost of Inventory

ACE:  Inventory FactorsAll manufacturing companies, regardless of where they manufacture their products or source their inputs, must develop strategies that account for the amount of time that passes between ordering new products and receiving those products. However, when production and supply chains extend overseas, many companies find the need to maintain larger domestic inventories because larger inventories

Are The Numbers There Yet?

How Do The Census Bureau And Bureau Of Economic Analysis Set Data Release Dates?

Assess Costs Everywhere: Firms Can Trip Up By Forgetting About Travel Costs

The Department of Commerce's recently released Assess Costs Everywhere (ACE) tool helps firms understand the total costs and risks associated with deciding where to locate their operations or supply chains. These costs range from labor and shipping to product quality to regulatory compliance. Today, we will explore travel costs.

Where can I find that? ESA Shows How to Use Its Agencies’ Local and Regional Data for Economic Planning

Map and Data from the Census Data and Emergency Preparedness WebsiteWhen disaster strikes an American community, local and regional planners focus on saving lives and property, but once the winds stop or the waters recede, the process of assessing the damage and economic impacts begins.  Developing an accurate economic and demographic

Economic Indicator: Diminishing Housing Inventory a Sign of Recovering Market

Economic Briefing

Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released data on new housing starts and building permits.  Inventory is an important component of the construction data and recently, as the market has been recovering and completed homes have been selling relatively fast, the aggregate new housing inventory has been declining to some of the lowest levels on record.

Statement from U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank on Record International Trade in Goods and Services in 2012

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank issued a statement announcing that U.S. goods and services exports reached an all-time record in 2012, totaling $2.2 trillion. Export records were seen across the board, including in: capital goods, automotive vehicles, parts, and engines; consumer goods; and travel and tourism. This announcement follows the release of the 2012 U.S.

Discrepancies in Trade Statistics between the United States and China Have Decreased, Joint Report Shows

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Commerce today released findings on the differences between the official trade statistics produced by the United States and China.

Commerce Releases Report Detailing the 2010 Geographic Concentration of Manufacturing Across United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration today released a new report that assesses the importance of manufacturing to local economies throughout the United States. The manufacturing sector added roughly 500,000 new jobs from the beginning of 2010 through the end of 2012, and contributed more than 25 percent of the overall growth in gross output between 2009 and 2011. 


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