The Department of Commerce is predominantly focused on economic growth of the United States. 

Its website says: “The mission of the Department is to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity. As part of the Obama administration’s economic team, the Secretary of Commerce serves as the voice of U.S. business within the President’s Cabinet. The Strategic Plan is how the Department maintains its focus on achieving its Open for Business Agenda.”

Many of the individual parts of the department from the Census Bureau to the International Trade Administration each have their separate FOIA contacts. These are listed below.


The spreadsheet with contact details can be accessed and downloaded here.

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.