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Mar282014

Today U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the BMW manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where the German automaker announced an investment of approximately $1 billion in a new production line at the plant. The announcement, which is expected to create 800 new jobs by 2016, builds upon BMW’s substantial commitment to U.S. investment.

Mar262014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks today at a ceremony commemorating the 700,000th design patent. The patent covers the “Leapster Explorer,” a learning and play device from LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., featuring a touch screen and 3D graphics.

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...

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