“Every new idea is an impossibility until it is born.”
That timeless insight, from the late former Secretary of Commerce, Ron Brown, captures the spirit of the Department’s 68th Annual Honor Awards Ceremony on Sept. 28.
The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) plays three key roles within the Department of Commerce (DOC). ESA provides timely economic analysis, disseminates national economic indicators, and oversees the U.S. Census Bureau (Census) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). In this latter role, ESA works closely with the leadership at BEA and Census on high priority management, budget, employment, and risk management issues, integrating the work of these agencies with the priorities and requirements of the Department of Commerce and other government entities.