Trade Tools for International Sales

SBA

Nearly 96% of consumers live outside the United States, and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries. The U.S. Small Business Administration has put together a page showcasing the resources you need to compete in an international market.

Raimondo Statement on Signing of Inflation Reduction Act

DOC

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement following President Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act into law: “President Biden is securing historic victories for American families, American workers and our economy. The Inflation Reduction Act will lower cost for families, including health care and prescription drug costs, reduce the deficit, combat the climate crisis, and so much more…”

DOL Offers Prevailing Wage Compliance Seminars

DOL

The U.S. Department of Labor is offering online compliance seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers, and other stakeholders on the requirements governing payment of prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts.

Keeping Workers Safe During Flood Cleanup

OSHA

Workers responding to the cleanup from floods may be exposed to serious hazards including
electrical, fallen trees and debris, mold, and carbon monoxide. OSHA reminds employers that worker
safety is a priority, and the agency has resources available to protect workers from hazards
associated with flood response operations.

Raimondo and Walsh Launch Job Quality Toolkit

DOC

The U.S. Department of Commerce launched the Job Quality Toolkit, which provides strategies and actions to help small-and-medium-sized organizations recruit and retain a high-performing workforce. Read more here.

SBA’s Elevating Small Business Webinar: Celebrating Rural Entrepreneurship

SBA

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration for a virtual armchair discussion to celebrate Rural Entrepreneurship! The discussion will focus on the importance of financial wellness, creating generational wealth through business ownership, and increasing equity and access to opportunities to help uplift and support rural-owned small businesses.