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Department of Commerce

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Agency overview


To promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation's workers.

Current priorities

  • Creating jobs both domestically and abroad for U.S. citizens
  • Strengthening the international economic standing of the US and opening up new markets
  • Conducting research through the National Institute of Standards and Technology to improve the country’s technological infrastructure


The Department of Commerce is made up of twelve bureaus or agencies. Learn more about the organizational structure.

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