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Secretary of Commerce - U.S. Government Series

This page tells all about the duties, roles, and requirements of the Secretary of Commerce and the Department of Commerce. It is part of our United States Government series.
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Seal of the Department of Commerce

The Secretary of Commerce is the head of the United States Department of Commerce. The role of the Secretary includes promotion of National and foreign commerce (business), the promotion of national economic growth, job creation, improved living conditions, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development. Offices of the Department of Commerce include the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Bureau of the Census (population count), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps (NOAA Corps).

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