Commerce Department

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Noun1.Commerce Department - the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office)Commerce Department - the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau - the bureau of the Commerce Department responsible for taking the census; provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA - an agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources; predicts changes to the earth's environment; provides weather reports and forecasts floods and hurricanes and other natural disasters related to weather
Technology Administration - an agency in the Department of Commerce that works with United States industries to promote competitiveness and maximize the impact of technology on economic growth
Patent and Trademark Office Database, Patent Office - the government bureau in the Department of Commerce that keeps a record of patents and trademarks and grants new ones
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The Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), Washington, D.C., has launched a major initiative to promote the United States in the international travel marketplace, partly in response to the void created by the 1996 closure of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Administration. Congress has not yet funded the U.S.
At Discover America International Pow Wow in New Orleans, the U.S. Travel and Tourism Administration (USTTA) and the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) held a press conference and issued the first collaborative positive government-industry statement of commitment to traveler safety and security in the United States.
Because of MAC's efforts, Philadelphia was named the number one city in America for minority tourism in 1991 by the U.S. Travel and Tourism Administration and the Minority Business Development Agency.