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Aug032015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker spoke at the Commerce Department’s first-ever Open for Innovation event. During her remarks, Secretary Pritzker highlighted the Department’s leadership as “America’s Innovation Agency” and its role in creating the conditions that allow entrepreneurs to thrive. Building on Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews’ comments earlier in the day, the Secretary...

Jul142015

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed the first-ever U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum. The Forum consisted of a series of high-level discussions focused on advancing Ukraine’s economic reform agenda and improving trade and investment opportunities between the U.S. and Ukraine. Co-hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the forum gathered high-level government and business...

Jul092015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks during an event commemorating the signing of a joint declaration of intent between the United States and Switzerland. This declaration will provide a framework for the two countries to cooperate in such areas as work-based training, curriculum development, credential recognition, pathways to career development, and the expansion...

Jun102015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks to the President’s Export Council (PEC) about the important role that PEC members play in advancing the President’s trade agenda. The PEC serves as the principal national advisory committee on international trade and meets regularly to discuss new recommendations for resolving trade-related challenges among the business,...

Jun092015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the Future of Urban Innovation Summit in New York City. The event, co-hosted by the Commerce Department and Columbia University, gathered business leaders, investors, students, and local, state, and federal government officials to learn how the Commerce Department serves as “America’s Innovation Agency” and how leaders in the...

Jun052015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered keynote remarks at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and witnessed the signing of a joint declaration of intent with Germany to promote cooperation in career and technical education and training. The agreement is between the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Labor, and Education and their three German counterparts.

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