Commerce Announces $2M STEM Talent Challenge

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On August 27, the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the STEM Talent Challenge to develop or expand regional workforce capacity to support high-growth, high-wage entrepreneurial ventures, industries of the future (including space commerce), and other innovation driven businesses

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O’Connell Remarks to U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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On December 3, Office of Space Commerce Director Kevin O’Connell delivered a keynote address at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual Space Summit, LAUNCH: The Space Economy. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Remarks of Kevin M.

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Remarks from AMOS Conference 2019

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On September 17-20, the Office of Space Commerce participated in the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technology Conference (AMOS), a major technical conference on space situational awareness (SSA). On September 19, Diane Howard spoke on a panel on “Oversight

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Commerce Awards Development Grant to Build Hawaii’s Space Economy

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On July 23, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the award of $23 million in grants to 44 organizations to create and expand high-growth entrepreneurship and increase access to capital for communities across America. The grants are made annually under

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Regional Grant Opportunities Open to Commercial Space Sector

To retain and increase global competitiveness, regions must build public and private capacity for entrepreneurship and innovation to invent, improve, and bring to market new products and services, including in emerging, transformative sectors such as commercial space. EDA’s Regional Innovation

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.2 Million to Support Innovation and the Development of a Space Industry Cluster in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1.2 million to the University of Texas at Brownsville. The EDA investment will help build a high-tech business incubation facility that will spur

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Task Force Budget Request Increased to $100 Million

The President has amended his FY 2011 budget request to expand the Florida Space Coast workforce and economic development effort to other regions affected by space industry job losses. The request has been increased from $40 million to $100 million,

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Presidential Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development

On May 3, President Obama established a task force co-chaired by the Secretary of Commerce and the NASA Administrator to plan a $40 million initiative for economic development and retraining along Florida’s Space Coast as the space shuttle program comes

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