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Through Federal-State Regional Com. Many of the Department's services OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY missions established at the initiation are carried out through field installaof the Secretary of Commerce, the tions and offices located around the
offices of the Bureau of Domestic SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS In a variety of other ways, the De. of information and consultative ser
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR partment of Commerce is carrying vices.
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL out missions given it by the Congress.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR
ADMINISTRATION promotes foreign travel to this coun. The Department has assistance from
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR try. Visitors from overseas have in- private individuals in many of its un.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT creased to the rate of more than 2 dertakings. It has a National Export
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE million a year, bringing in hundreds Expansion Council to advise the De. SECRETARY of millions of dollars to the travel and partment on international trade pro. ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR transportation industries of our coun. grams. Forty-two Regional Export Ex
MARITIME AFFAIRS try and assisting in alleviating the pansion Councils-made up of more
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR deficit in our balance of payments. than 1,400 volunteer businessmen
TOURISM assist the field offices in a grass roots
OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL effort to build up exports.
RELATIONS Through the Maritime Administration,
OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS the Department of Commerce is mov.
OFFICE OF REGIONAL ing ahead with programs designed to
Another group, the Commerce Tech. ECONOMIC COORDINATION revitalize our shipping industry and nical Advisory Board, comprised of
OFFICE OF POLICY DEVELOPMENT modernize the Nation's merchant
leaders of business and industrial re. fleet. The agency is working with the
search, together with those in sci- OPERATING ORGANIZATIONS maritime industry and other transence, education, and labor, meets
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC portation modes to improve service regularly to study and recommend
ADMINISTRATION to U.S. traders by providing better, measures to strengthen scientific and
NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS faster, more efficient service through
technological services of the Depart. PATENT OFFICE use of containerization and other ment to business and industry.
NATIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION forms of integrated transportation
SERVICE and cargo handling.
OFFICE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
OFFICE OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS One of the new Department programs trol Council is composed of business
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION is centered in the Office of Minority executives who advise the Department
CONTROL COUNCIL STAFF Enterprise, created by Executive Or. on solving environmental problems.
MARITIME ADMINISTRATION der of President Nixon, to give coor.
UNITED STATES TRAVEL SERVICE dinated direction to Government and
OFFICE OF FOREIGN DIRECT In all its operations, the Department INVESTMENTS private ecorts to increase minority
of Commerce seeks to develop closer OFFICE OF MINORITY BUSINESS ownership and management of busi
cooperation between business, labor, ENTERPRISE nesses. and government and the climate of
OFFICE OF PRODUCT STANDARDS confidence necessary for
BUREAU OF DOMESTIC The Office of Foreign Direct Invest. growth and equal opportunity for all.
COMMERCE ments administers a temporary pro !
BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL
COMMERCE gram to help correct long standing and countless others, is designed to
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT balance of payments difficulties and contribute in some way to serving ADMINISTRATION strengthen the international prestige the national economic goal of the FEDERAL CO-CHAIRMEN OF of the American dollar. United States.