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U.S. Department of Commerce Awards Market Development Cooperator Program Grants to Generate Exports and Support High Quality U.S. Jobs

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 Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced six new grant awards designed to create or sustain high-quality export jobs across the U.S. in key industries. The Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP), which is administered by Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is awarding more than $1.7 million in financial and technical assistance to promote U.S. exports and reduce...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the 2022 National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference

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Thank you, Under Secretary Cravins, for that introduction. We’re thrilled to have you on board as the Commerce Department’s first-ever Under Secretary for Minority Business Development. And I want to thank all of you − our minority business enterprises in particular – for being here for the first in-person MED Week Conference in two years. America has more than 9 million minority-owned firms that...

Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency Awards $4.7 Million in Funding to Strengthen Business Centers Across U.S.

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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong

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Minority Business Development Agency Awards $1.68 Million to Fund Innovative Access to Capital Projects for Minority-Owned Businesses

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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Alfredo Pascual

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Alfredo Pascual to follow up on the first official in-person Ministerial meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). Secretary Raimondo expressed her gratitude for the Philippine government’s collaborative involvement in the processes leading up to and emerging from the...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the 2022 National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference

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Thank you, Under Secretary Cravins, for that introduction. I’m thrilled to welcome you all to the Minority Business Development Agency’s National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference. As a descendant of one of America’s first Black patent-holders, I know firsthand how important it is to support minority entrepreneurs, innovators, and businesses. America has nearly 10 million minority...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth

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Thank you, David, for that introduction, and thank you to the Washington Center for Equitable Growth for inviting me to join you today. I also want to thank you for the research and advocacy you do to support broad-based economic growth. It aligns with our work at the Commerce Department, where we’re laser-focused on improving America’s competitiveness so that all our workers and companies can...

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