United States Department of Commerce facts for kids
|Department of Commerce|
|Formed||February 14, 1903|
|Jurisdiction||Federal government of the United States|
|Headquarters||Herbert C. Hoover Building
|Annual budget||$9.4 billion (2006)|
|Agency executives||Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce
Dennis Hightower, Deputy Secretary of 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.
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