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Jan222014

Thank you, Mayor Smith, Mayor Reed, Mayor Gray, Mayor Cannon, and Bill. Ambassador Medina-Mora – It’s great to see you again. I’ve enjoyed working with you. I look forward to strengthening the already-close ties between our nations. Also, I am aware that several mayors from Mexico are with us. Welcome to all of you. What an honor it is to be with America’s mayors. ...

Jan172014

"Thank you. It is wonderful to be with friends and leaders here in my home city. For more than 90 years, this Council has helped influence the dialogue on many issues of importance to our nation and to the world – from food security to human rights issues to, of course, business. It is an honor to share the stage with Minister Fast, our partner in strengthening both our bilateral...

Jan152014

Thank you. It is an honor to be with the Detroit Economic Club. I understand that 2014 is your 80th anniversary – congratulations. This prestigious organization has lived up to your promise of being a place for people who “share a passion for business, a thirst for knowledge, and a desire to be on the forefront of important business and political issues.” ...

Jan092014

Today, it seems fitting for me to be back in California – now as Secretary of Commerce – to start a national conversation on the need for greater global fluency in America’s business communities. What that means is helping America’s companies take full advantage of the opportunities to do business all over the world.

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