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Industrial Production, Manufacturing

Industrial production, manufacturing



Census Bureau (Commerce Dept.), Manufacturing and Construction, 4600 Silver Hill Rd., #8K151, Suitland, MD 20746 (mailing address: 4600 Silver Hill Rd., Washington, DC 20233); (301) 763-4673. Vacant, Chief.


Collects, tabulates, and publishes statistics for the manufacturing and construction sectors of the Economic Census.

Economic Development Administration (Commerce Dept.), 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., #78006, 20230; (202) 482-5081. Dennis Alvord, Assistant Secretary (Acting). Public Affairs, (202) 482-4085.

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Assists U.S. firms in increasing their competitiveness against foreign imports. Certifies eligibility and provides domestic firms and industries adversely affected by increased imports with technical assistance under provisions of the Trade Act of 1974. Administers eleven regional Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers that offer services to eligible U.S. firms.

International Trade Administration (ITA) (Commerce ...

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