United States Department of Commerce

U.S. federal executive department overseeing commerce

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.

United States Department of Commerce
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Seal of the U.S. Department of Commerce
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Flag of the U.S. Department of Commerce
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The Herbert C. Hoover Building, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Agency overview
FormedFebruary 14, 1903; 118 years ago (1903-02-14)
JurisdictionUnited States of America
HeadquartersHerbert C. Hoover Building
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., U.S.
38°53′39.48″N 77°0′58.08″W / 38.8943000°N 77.0161333°W / 38.8943000; -77.0161333Coordinates: 38°53′39.48″N 77°0′58.08″W / 38.8943000°N 77.0161333°W / 38.8943000; -77.0161333
Employees46,608 (2018)[1]
Annual budgetUS$9.67 billion (2018)
US$14.2 billion (est. 2010)
US$9.3 billion (est. 2011)
US$8.6 billion (2014)[2]
Agency executives
Websitewww.commerce.gov
Footnotes

ReferencesEdit

  1. "About the Department Of Commerce".
  2. "Department Of Commerce – FY 2014 Budget" (PDF). www.tamuc.edu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-08. Retrieved October 15, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)