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Thank you Susan for co-hosting this teleconference with HREDA. I had planned to be in Houston with you, but the coronavirus continues to present challenges. However, we all know that when Houston confronts such obstacles, it always prevails. It last happened in August 2017, when Hurricane Harvey dumped 40 inches of rain on your city. It was the wettest storm ever to hit the United States, and it...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the America Makes – National Additive and Manufacturing Innovation Institute, Youngstown, Ohio

Introduced by Guy Coviello, Foundation President, Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce. Thank you, Guy, for that kind introduction, and for hosting us here at America Makes, the National Additive, and Manufacturing Innovation Institute. I am extremely pleased to witness the ingenuity and discovery that is taking place in the heart of downtown Youngstown. It is reflective of this state’s...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Manufacturer & Business Association Roundtable in Erie, Pennsylvania

Thank you, Mark, for that kind introduction, and for hosting us here at the MBA Conference Center. And congratulations on 115 years of your company providing goods and services to the many generations of industrial firms that have benefited from your longevity. It says a lot about your company culture for it to have weathered countless downturns, big changes in technology, and the rise of global...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Fibertex Nonwovens Facility in Gray Court, South Carolina

It is great to be here with all of you and to be on the ground to witness your industrial response to the COVID-19 crisis. It’s also wonderful to be here with Governor McMaster. You have been so instrumental in this state remaining an industrial powerhouse. All Americans are thankful of this state’s continued investment and commitment to textile production. I am also grateful for the swift action...

The Commerce Department Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Month

Presidential Proclamation on National Entrepreneurship Month, 2019 Throughout our American story, the trailblazers who have been willing to take great risks and chart new frontiers have changed the landscape of business, science, and technology, often setting the global pace for productivity and prosperity. Their relentless pursuit of success has launched new industries, created millions of jobs...

The Intersection of Manufacturing & FDI: Job Creation

The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA). This Manufacturing Day we are highlighting the positive impact of investors in manufacturing. Whether a business decides to expand existing operations in the United States, or a new international investor opens a manufacturing plant for the first time, U.S. communities reap rewards...

How to Make the Most of Your Manufacturing Day Event

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Manufacturing Day: Recognizing Manufacturing's Impact on the U.S. Economy

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's America Counts Blog It’s no secret the manufacturing sector has a major impact on the U.S. economy. But just how big of an impact will be recognized on Manufacturing Day on October 4, 2019. Manufacturing Day is held annually on the first Friday in October to showcase the contributions of this key economic sector and events are happening...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Summit

Thank you, Walt, for that kind introduction, and thank you all for joining us today. This year’s summit theme is The United State of Manufacturing, and I particularly like this theme for two distinct reasons. First, it’s a description of this room: manufacturing leaders from every corner of our nation representing a wide variety of industries and 14 of our world-class universities. Second, the...

Rethinking Manufacturing: When America Makes, America Works

This article originally appeared on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Taking Measure blog. Guest blog post by Zara Brunner, Communications Director at the NIST Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM). This is the first in a series of posts to spotlight the revitalization of U.S. manufacturing happening across the nation through Manufacturing USA® institutes and their...