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Population Growth Centers

  Where is it “Happening?” Austin has been the capital of Texas since 1839, and in 2013 the area became the nation’s capital for population growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates just released. San Marcos, Cedar Park and Georgetown — each near Austin — ranked among the 10 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 […]



Displaying the Flag

  Respect is the Order of the Day There can be confusion and questions about how to properly wear and display the American flag, especially around the summer holidays of Memorial Day and July 4th when many people want to display a flag. Here is what the law says about using the American flag properly: The […]



Medical Technology Show

  Showcase Your Products The MEDICA 2014 is the largest and most prestigious medical technology show in the world, with over 5,000 exhibitors, and over 135,000 international visitors. The U.S. Commercial Service’s Corporate Executive Office (CEO) Program provides a unique way for U.S. firms to optimize their participation in this show. Showcase your products and services […]



Community Banks

  Effects of Rural Depopulation The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published an article in its FDIC Quarterly on the trends in rural depopulation and the implication of these trends on rural community banks. Overall, banks in areas affected by declining population are performing relatively well, but achieving growth and succession remain important challenges, according […]



Measuring America

  Our Changing Economy This infographic presents selected findings from the 2012 Economic Census Advance Report, which include the large employment growth in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector that has occurred between 1997 and 2012. The Advance Report is the first in a series of 2012 Economic Census reports which will be released […]