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United States Department of Commerce

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The United States Department of Commerce is the Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic development. It was originally created as the United States Department of Commerce and Labor on February 14, 1903. It was subsequently renamed to the Department of Commerce on March 4, 1913, and its bureaus and agencies specializing in labor were transferred to the new Department of Labor.

Department of Commerce
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Department overview
Formed February 14, 1903
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Herbert C. Hoover Building
Washington, D.C.
Employees 36,000 (2004)
Annual budget $9.4 billion (2006)
Agency executives Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce
Dennis Hightower, Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Wilbur Ross - Secretary of Commerce under President Donald Trump since February 28, 2017