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United States Department of Commerce
Seal of the United States Department of Commerce.svg
Seal of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Flag of the United States Department of Commerce.svg
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
Formed February 14, 1903; 117 years ago (1903-02-14)
Jurisdiction United States of America
Headquarters Herbert C. Hoover Building
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., U.S.
38°53′39.48″N 77°0′58.08″W / 38.8943°N 77.0161333°W / 38.8943; -77.0161333Coordinates: 38°53′39.48″N 77°0′58.08″W / 38.8943°N 77.0161333°W / 38.8943; -77.0161333
Employees 46,608 (2018)
Annual budget US$9.67 billion (2018)
US$14.2 billion (est. 2010)
US$9.3 billion (est. 2011)
US$8.6 billion (2014)
Agency executives
Wilbur Ross Official Portrait
Wilbur Ross - Secretary of Commerce under President Donald Trump since February 28, 2017

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.


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