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Infrastructure

Global need for infrastructure (of all types) is expected to grow between 2010 and 2030 to reach more than $53 trillion. The U.S. Department of Commerce, through its International Trade Administration (ITA), will work to insure U.S. industry successfully bids on more international procurements around the world.

As for our information infrastructure, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) administers grant programs that further the deployment and use of broadband and other technologies in America, laying the groundwork for sustainable economic growth; improved education, public safety, and health care; and the advancement of other national priorities. NTIA has overseen an investment of approximately $4 billion in projects throughout the United States to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure, enhance and expand public computer centers, encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service, and promote statewide broadband planning and data collection activities.

Secretary Ross's Keynote Address at the U.S.-Ghana Business Forum

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Introduced by Joe Mensah, President of AmCham Ghana. Good afternoon, and thank you, Joe, for that kind introduction. Thank you, too, Vice President Bawumia, and the Ministers from the Ghana government who are with us today. And a special thank you to the American Chamber for hosting this gathering of leaders from the Ghana government and business community, along with your members and guests....

Modernizing America’s Infrastructure with Foreign Direct Investment

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Guest blog post by Brian Lenihan, Acting Executive Director of SelectUSA From expansive freeways and bridges to thriving seaports and airports, infrastructure is the backbone of the U.S. economy, fueling U.S. competitiveness by creating efficient supply chains, reliable energy information, as well as modern and secure transportation systems. However, years of underinvestment in infrastructure have...

NOAA Joins with PortMiami to Let Larger Cargo Ships Safely Enter Seaport

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Through the use of NOAA’s Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®), super-sized ships coming through the recently expanded Panama Canal can now more safely and efficiently enter the Miami seaport. In addition to the improved vessel safety, past NOAA studies have shown that a PORTS system, like the one dedicated by NOAA and PortMiami officials today, can provide considerable economic...

Commerce Pledges Support for Commercial Space Industry

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Coming on the heels of Secretary Ross’s announcement of a new initiative to support space commerce, space-focused professionals filled the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on March 12 th – 15th for the satellite industry’s annual meeting. On Monday, the industry heard from Secretary Ross about his plans for elevating space commerce functions within the department, a key...

Supporting President Trump’s Vision for Expanding Broadband in Rural America

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This week, President Trump attended the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn., to announce the recommendations of the interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity . Secretary Wilbur Ross is a member of the Task Force, which was created by executive order in April 2017 to identify ways to boost economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America....

U.S. Exporters Poised to Capitalize on Global Demand for Smart Grid Products and Services

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology , the official blog of the International Trade Administration By Vickie Gunderson, Smart Grid Analyst The average number of internet-connected devices per household is expected to increase five-fold by 2022, leading to potentially over 50 billion connected devices by 2025. As more devices are connected to the internet – in our homes, offices, and...

Fact Sheet: Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

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The Department of Commerce today issued a green paper outlining guiding principles and an approach to support the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a transformational evolution in global technology with the potential to benefit public safety, health care, governance, the environment and improve the daily lives of workers and consumers. The report, developed by the Department’s...