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Apr282015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement announcing the first U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum on July 13, 2015 in Washington, D.C. “In recent months, the Government of Ukraine has taken a number of decisive steps to create new conditions for private sector growth by deregulating the economy, reducing corruption and removing systemic obstacles that have held...

Apr282015

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At the recent Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Spring Conference 2015, Secretary Pritzker shared her latest efforts to promote global trade relations, including her recent presidential Trade Mission to China and an update on the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability (TPA) Act of 2015.

Apr272015

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When disaster strikes, communities often suffer devastating losses of people and property. Recovering from a flood, hurricane, industrial accident or any other extreme event, can take months to years and cost billions of dollars. Local and regional catastrophes also impose a tremendous national toll. Since 2002, the U.S.

Apr272015

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson today launched the Communities that Work Partnership, a brand new joint project aimed at accelerating industry-led workforce development and training efforts. As part of the Department’s “Skills for Business” initiative, the partnership will competitively select six teams around the country comprised...

Apr272015

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You may not realize that patents play an important role in environmental and disaster relief, as well as many other humanitarian causes. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) oversees several programs that recognize the remarkable inventors whose inventions have had a profound impact on the world around them.

Apr232015

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Today, millions of children across the country participated in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. As a part of this effort, and in the spirit of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, the Department of Commerce partnered with the YMCA’s Full Circle Mentoring Program to welcome a group of middle school students to learn about a day in the life of the agency.

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