United States Department of Commerce

The United States Department of Commerce is an executive department of the U.S. federal government concerned with promoting economic growth.[clarification needed] Among its tasks are gathering economic and demographic data for business and government decision making, and helping to set industrial standards. This organization's main purpose is to create jobs, promote economic growth, encourage sustainable development and block harmful trade practices of other nations.[3] The Department of Commerce is headquartered in the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC.

United States Department of Commerce
Seal of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Flag of the U.S. Department of Commerce

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″N 77°0′58″W
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
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