Biden Administration Releases Implementation Strategy for CHIPS for America Program

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The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) released its strategy outlining how the Department will implement $50 billion from the bipartisan CHIPS Act of 2022, signed by President Biden last month. The CHIPS for America program, housed within the Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will revitalize the domestic semiconductor industry and spur innovation while creating good-paying jobs in communities across the country.

Raimondo and Walsh Launch Job Quality Toolkit

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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.

Raimondo’s Statement on Signing of CHIPS and Science Act

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement following President Biden’s signing of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. “President Biden signed into law a historic investment that will help revitalize the U.S. domestic manufacturing economy, spur research and development in critical industries, and enable us to continue outcompeting and out-innovating the rest of the world…”

Blinken and Raimondo Co-Host Supply Chain Forum

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo co-hosted a Supply Chain Ministerial Forum July 19-20, 2022 to further build cooperation with stakeholders and key partner nations on supply chains.

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Departments of Commerce and Labor Partner to Form Good Jobs Initiative

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The Departments of Commerce and Labor have partnered to identify what comprises a good job. These eight principles create a framework for workers, businesses, labor unions, advocates, researchers, state and local governments, and federal agencies for a shared vision of job quality.

Raimondo Comments on BBB Regional Challenge

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo gave her remarks at the Build Back Better Regional Challenge Conference (BBBRC). According to Raimondo, “BBBRC finalists have a workforce development component to support skill building and the placement of workers into quality jobs.”

Deputy Secretary Don Graves Hosts Supply Chain Summit in Detroit

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, U.S. Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence and Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, hosted a Supply Chain Summit, bringing innovation, resilience, and supplier diversity into focus.

Fact Sheet for Rural Communities

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is an effort to bring economic opportunity to rural communities across the U.S. According to the Department of Commerce (DOC), BIL will “provide high-speed internet, safe roads and bridges, modern wastewater systems, clean drinking water, reliable and affordable electricity, climate data and information, and good-paying jobs in every small town and rural community.” This fact sheet provides information for rural communities to know all the available resources under the infrastructure law, where to apply, or how find more information.

“What They Are Saying” About the U.K. Tariff Agreement

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On Tuesday, March 22 United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced a new agreement with the United Kingdom (U.K.) to allow historically-based sustainable volumes of U.K. steel and aluminum products to enter the U.S. market without the application of Section 232 tariffs.

New Job Quality Initiative

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The Department of Commerce launched their new Job Quality Initiative. The initiative is aimed at helping American employers become more competitive by providin