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WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo met with French Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery Bruno Le Maire to discuss the strong, longstanding U.S.-France commercial partnership and to follow up on goals and outcomes from the 1st U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) ministerial, held September 29, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Secretary Raimondo and Minister Le Maire also...

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Emphasizes Importance of Broadband & Racial Equity to Workforce Development In honor of Manufacturing Month, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio from October 6-8, where he addressed the Administration’s commitment to closing the labor gap and putting Americans back to work in the wake of the pandemic. While there, Deputy Secretary Graves...

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The Hispanic American community is deeply rooted in the history of the United States and are an integral part of the rich fabric of our nation. True to our mission of creating the conditions for economic growth and opportunity—for all Americans—the Commerce Department works every day to support and invest in the Hispanic business community to create jobs and promote economic growth. Over our...

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Today, Deputy Secretary Don Graves met with Brazil’s Deputy Minister of Economy, Roberto Fendt, to discuss the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue, which will take place next week. On behalf of Secretary Raimondo, Deputy Secretary Graves conveyed that the Secretary looks forward to the U.S. hosting the upcoming U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum and working with Minister Paulo Guedes to ensure an ambitious...

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Good morning, everyone! Welcome to the Space Cybersecurity Symposium, it’s great to be here with you. Thank you, Dianne, for that kind introduction. I’d also like to thank our expert speakers in advance for taking the time to share your insights. We scheduled this event for October because it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and a time to focus on addressing one of the defining challenges of our...