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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-UAE Strategic Dialogue

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Introduced by U.S Department of State Near East Asia Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary Timothy Lenderking Thank you, Timothy, for that kind introduction, and to Ambassador Rakolta, for organizing today’s important dialogue. And my thanks to Secretary Pompeo for your incredible leadership on last month’s breakthrough peace agreements in the Middle East. The Abraham Accords have transformed the...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Grand Opening of the Astrobotic Technology, Inc HQ's in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Introduced by John Thornton, CEO, Astrobotic Thank you, John, for that kind introduction, and for welcoming me to your impressive new facility. A special thanks also to Congressman Lamb, County Executive Fitzgerald, and Mayor Peduto who are joining us today. I am pleased to be here with all of you at the Grand Opening of Astrobotic. Congratulations! It is great to be in Pittsburgh. I am usually in...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2020 Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Virtual Meeting

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Introduced by Deputy Secretary Stephen Biegun, U.S. Department of State Thank you, Stephen. And thank you also to Ivanka for your leadership combatting the horrors of human trafficking and forced labor. My thanks to the Advisory Councils and all of our federal agencies for your hard work and contributions to ending modern slavery. My Department stands together with you in full support of this...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Roundtable with the Tampa Bay Chamber in Tampa, Florida

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Introduced by Bob Rohrlack, President and CEO, Tampa Bay Chamber Thank you, Dr. Rohrlack, for the kind introduction. And a warm welcome to Mayor Castor who joins us today. And my congratulations to the Tampa Bay Chamber, as you celebrate 135 years of dedicated service to your mission of “enhancing the community by building business success” in Tampa. Thank you also to your member companies in the...

NIST Innovation Could Improve Detection of COVID-19 Infections

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The following is a cross-post from Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) A multidisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a way to increase the sensitivity of the primary test used to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. Applying their findings to computerized test equipment could improve our...

Secretary Ross Highlights Commerce Actions Supporting Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies

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In support of the National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said the Department is fully behind the President’s strategy and has already implemented a number of export controls on emerging technologies. Earlier this month, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in Commerce imposed controls on six more emerging technologies, bringing the total to...

Secretary Ross Announces National Grant Competition to Support America’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the opening of a national grant competition funded through the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics through innovation and entrepreneurship. Secretary Ross announced the competition at St. Petersburg College (SPC) in St. Petersburg, Florida and was joined...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Scaling Pandemic Resilience through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) Challenge Announcement in St. Petersburg, Florida

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Introduced by Mike Meidel, Director, Pinellas County Economic Development Thank you, Mike, for that kind introduction and for your commitment to outreach, education and service to your community as a leader in economic development here in the Tampa Bay region. I am pleased to join you here in Pinellas County, a flourishing high-tech hub, with your 31,000 advanced manufacturing workers and 22,000...