Because of the hard work our communities and regions, our Nation has roared back from a great recession. We have transformed from a struggling economy in which 8 million jobs were lost to a powerful economy that has created 12 million new jobs over the past 60 months.
More than half, 51.5 percent, of U.S. homes have a prepared emergency evacuation kit, according to new metropolitan area-level American Housing Survey statistics released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Serving as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, I am in charge of one of the largest intellectual property (IP) offices in the world.
Earlier today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando where she toured the university’s Maker Space Labs and announced the first round awards of the Regional Innovation Strategies Program.
As part of this work, I also have managed a nationwide grant program that funded the state broadband data collection and capacity building activities that supported each state’s effort to succeed in the digital economy, making sure that technology can help power the middle-class economy.
Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker concluded the second SelectUSA Investment Summit, making it clear to the more than 2,600 people from more than 70 markets, that America is open for business.