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Encyclopedia > United States Department of Commerce
Department of Commerce

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Established: February 14, 1903
Activated: February 18, 1903
Renamed: March 4, 1913
Secretary: Carlos M. Gutierrez
Deputy Secretary: David Sampson
Budget: $9.4 billion (2006)
Employees: 36,000 (2004)

The United States Department of Commerce is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. It was originally created as the United States Department of Commerce and Labor on February 14, 1903. It was subsequently renamed to the Department of Commerce on March 4, 1913, and its bureaus and agencies specializing in labor were transferred to the new Department of Labor. February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... The office of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the mid-20th century. ... Carlos M. Gutierrez (originally Gutiérrez) (born November 4, 1953) is the 35th U.S. Secretary of Commerce, succeeding Donald Evans. ... Image:3397 DepSecCommerceDavidSampson. ... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ... World GDP/capita changed very little for most of human history before the industrial revolution. ... The United States Department of Labor is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics. ...


The mission of the department is to "promote job creation and improved living standards for all Americans by creating an infrastructure that promotes economic growth, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development." Among its tasks are gathering economic and demographic data for business and government decision-making, issuing patents and trademarks, and helping to set industrial standards.


It is administered by the United States Secretary of Commerce. From 1903 to 1913, it was administered by the United States Secretary of Commerce and Labor. The office of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the mid-20th century. ... The United States Secretary of Commerce and Labor was the head of the short-lived United States Department of Commerce and Labor, which was concerned with business, industry, and labor. ...


Operating units

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce which deals with issues involving national security and high technology. ... The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that produces, analyzes and disseminates national economic and demographic data. ... The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the economy of the United States. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides grants to economically-distressed communities to generate new employment, help retain existing jobs and stimulate industrial and commercial growth. ... The International Trade Administration (ITA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that promotes United States exports of manufactured goods, nonagricultural commodities, and services. ... The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that promotes growth and competitiveness of the United States minority-owned businesses. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce that serves as the Presidents principal adviser on telecommunications policies pertaining to the United States economic and technological advancement and to regulation of the telecommunications industry. ... PTO headquarters in Alexandria The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... The Technology Administration (TA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that works with United States industries to promote economic competitiveness. ... NIST logo The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, formerly known as The National Bureau of Standards) is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration. ... The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is an agency in the Technology Administration of the United States Department of Commerce that serves as the U.S. government repository for research and development results and for other information produced by and for the government as well as a variety of public... The Office of Technology Policy (OTP) is an office of the Technology Administration of the United States Department of Commerce that works with industry to promote competitiveness and advocates integrated policies for maximizing the impact of technology on economic growth. ...

See also

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the International Trade Administration and helps U.S. small and medium sized business grow international sales by providing: World class market research Trade events that promote your product or service to qualified buyers Introductions to qualified buyers and distributors... The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the worlds largest not-for-profit business federation, representing 3,000,000 businesses 2,800 state and local chambers 830 business associations They are staffed with policy specialists, lobbyists and lawyers. ...

External links

Main entrance of U.S. Department of Commerce
Main entrance of U.S. Department of Commerce
Aerial view of U.S. Department of Commerce building
Aerial view of U.S. Department of Commerce building


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United States Department of Commerce: Information from Answers.com (1994 words)
In Feb., 1903, the Congress established a Department of Commerce and Labor empowered to investigate and report upon the operations of corporations engaged in interstate commerce (with the exception of common carriers).
In 1913 the Department of Labor was established as a separate executive department, while the functions of the Department of Commerce were expanded; the chief officer of each department, the secretary, received cabinet rank.
It was subsequently renamed to the Department of Commerce on March 4, 1913, and its bureaus and agencies specializing in labor were transferred to the new Department of Labor.
United States Department of Commerce - dKosopedia (164 words)
The United States Department of Commerce is a Cabinet department of the United States Government concerned with promoting economic growth and is It is administered by the United States Secretary of Commerce.
It was subsequently renamed to the Department of Commerce by President Taft on March 4, 1913, and its bureaus and agencies specializing in labor were transferred to the new Department of Labor.
The mission of the department is to "promote job creation and improved living standards for all Americans by creating an infrastructure that promotes economic growth, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development." Among its tasks are gathering economic and demographic data for business and government decision-making, issuing patents and trademarks, and helping to set industrial standards.
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