Secretary Gary Locke traveled to Milwaukee, Wisc., today and delivered the keynote address to the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, discussing the Obama administration’s strategy to spur job creation, promote innovation and energy independence, help businesses succeed, and position America to win the future by out-innovating, out-educating and out-building our global competition.
Earlier in the day, Locke toured Rexnord Industries, a leading manufacturer of process and motion control and water management products with operations and associates worldwide, and highlighted the importance of exports to strengthening the economic recovery. He also hosted a roundtable discussion with local small- and medium-sized businesses to hear directly from them about the challenges they are facing and their ideas to encourage the recovery. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett joined Locke at today’s events.
Locke’s visit to Milwaukee is part of the White House Business Council’s “Winning the Future” outreach effort to local business leaders across the country. He previously addressed the Columbus Chamber of Commerce on February 23, while Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sanchez addressed the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce on March 8.
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