United States Department of Commerce

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The United States Department of Commerce is the Cabinet
United States Cabinet
The Cabinet of the United States is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States, which are generally the heads of the federal executive departments...

 department of the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 government
Federal government of the United States
The federal government of the United States is the national government of the constitutional republic of fifty states that is the United States of America. The federal government comprises three distinct branches of government: a legislative, an executive and a judiciary. These branches and...

 concerned with promoting economic growth
Economic growth
In economics, economic growth is defined as the increasing capacity of the economy to satisfy the wants of goods and services of the members of society. Economic growth is enabled by increases in productivity, which lowers the inputs for a given amount of output. Lowered costs increase demand...

. It was originally created as the United States Department of Commerce and Labor
United States Department of Commerce and Labor
The United States Department of Commerce and Labor was a short-lived Cabinet department of the United States government, which was concerned with Business.It was created on February 14, 1903...

 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
United States Department of Labor
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. Many U.S. states also have such departments. The...

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The organization's mission


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.

Organization

  • United States Secretary of Commerce
    United States Secretary of Commerce
    The United States Secretary of Commerce is the head of the United States Department of Commerce concerned with business and industry; the Department states its mission to be "to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce"...

    • United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce
      United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce
      The Deputy Secretary of Commerce is a high ranking position within the United States Department of Commerce. It was createdon December 13, 1979 when President Jimmy Carter sent a letter to the U.S. Senate and nominated Luther H. Hodges, Jr., who then currently held the title of Under Secretary of...

      • Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs
        Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs
        The Under Secretary for Economic Affairs is a high-ranking official in the United States Department of Commerce that serves as the principal economic adviser to the United States Secretary of Commerce. The Under Secretary is ex officio the Administrator of the Economics and Statistics Administration...

        • Economics and Statistics Administration
          Economics and Statistics Administration
          The Economics and Statistics Administration is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that produces, analyzes and disseminates national economic and demographic data.Its three primary missions are the following:...

           (ESA)
          • Bureau of Economic Analysis
            Bureau of Economic Analysis
            The Bureau of Economic Analysis is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides important economic statistics including the gross domestic product of the United States. Its stated mission is to "promote a better understanding of the U.S...

             (BEA)
          • Bureau of the Census
      • Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
        Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
        The Under Secretary for International Trade is a position within the United States Department of Commerce that leads the International Trade Administration. The Under Secretary also serves as a member of the Tourism Policy Council and the National Intellectual Property Council. The Under Secretary...

        • International Trade Administration
          International Trade Administration
          The International Trade Administration is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that promotes United States exports of nonagricultural U.S...

           (ITA)
      • Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security
        Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security
        The Under Secretary for Industry and Security is a high-ranking official in the United States Department of Commerce tasked with executing the Bureau of Industry and Security's policy and its daily operation. The job of Under Secretary entails the advancement U.S...

        • Bureau of Industry and Security
          Bureau of Industry and Security
          The Bureau of Industry and Security is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce which deals with issues involving national security and high technology. A principal goal for the bureau is helping stop proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, while furthering the growth of United...

           (BIS)
      • Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
        Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
        The Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere is the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Under Secretary oversees the day-to-day functions of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as laying out its strategic and operational...

        • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
          National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
          The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , pronounced , like "noah", is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere...

           (NOAA)
          • National Weather Service
            National Weather Service
            The National Weather Service , once known as the Weather Bureau, is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States government...

             (NWS)
          • National Ocean Service
            National Ocean Service
            The National Ocean Service , an office within the U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is responsible for preserving and enhancing the nation’s coastal resources and ecosystems along of shoreline bordering of coastal, Great Lakes, and ocean waters...

             (NOS)
          • Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
            Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
            The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration . OAR is also referred to as NOAA Research....

             (OAR)
          • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps (NOAA Corps)
      • Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
        Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
        The Under Secretary for Intellectual Property, within the United States Department of Commerce, is the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office...

        • Patent and Trademark Office
          United States Patent and Trademark Office
          The United States Patent and Trademark Office is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.The USPTO is based in Alexandria, Virginia,...

           (PTO)
      • Economic Development Administration
        Economic Development Administration
        The Economic Development Administration 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.-History:The EDA was established under...

         (EDA)
      • Minority Business Development Agency
        Minority Business Development Agency
        The Minority Business Development Agency is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that promotes growth and competitiveness of the United States' minority-owned businesses. The current National Director is David A...

         (MBDA)
      • National Telecommunications and Information Administration
        National Telecommunications and Information Administration
        The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce that serves as the President's principal adviser on telecommunications policies pertaining to the United States' economic and technological advancement and to regulation of the...

         (NTIA)
      • National Institute of Standards and Technology
        National Institute of Standards and Technology
        The National Institute of Standards and Technology , known between 1901 and 1988 as the National Bureau of Standards , is a measurement standards laboratory, otherwise known as a National Metrological Institute , which is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce...

         (NIST)
      • National Technical Information Service
        National Technical Information Service
        The National Technical Information Service is an agency within 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 and private sources...

        (NTIS)

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