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Mar112014

As part of her trade mission to the Middle East this week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks today in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia at a luncheon hosted by the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC). Those in attendance at the luncheon included His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed, the U.S. business delegation, and...

Mar032014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as part of efforts to review the impact of “big data” on society. Secretary Pritzker discussed the importance of data to businesses and entrepreneurs, and outlined some of the efforts the Obama Administration has already taken to secure our networks and protect privacy. She emphasized...

Feb282014

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker spoke to the U.S. Travel Association at its spring Board of Directors meeting and announced that international visitors spent a record-breaking $180.7 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and services in 2013, an increase of more than 9 percent when compared to 2012. On average, international visitors spent nearly $1.3 billion more a...

Feb272014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks today at a luncheon co-hosted by the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, the U.S.-Qatar Business Council, and the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council. In her remarks, Secretary Pritzker discussed the decades-long security and commercial relationship between the United States and the Middle East and the growing opportunities for U.S. businesses...

Feb242014

At an event hosted by the Churchill Club, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today spoke at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley, where she highlighted the Administration’s commitment to spurring U.S. economic growth, innovation, and competitiveness. In her speech, Secretary Pritzker described how the Commerce Department is helping create the conditions that lead to innovation...

Feb202014

As some of you know, I spent 27 years in business before becoming Commerce Secretary. The companies that I launched and led often relied on intellectual property protections. Therefore, I know first-hand that protecting and promoting our ideas-driven economy is essential to economic growth.

Feb072014

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at a luncheon at Cintermex, and international business center in Monterrey, and hosted by the Mexico Chamber for Industrial Transformation of Nuevo Leon (CAINTRA).

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