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Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Keep Pa. Businesses Safely Open

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Under President Donald J. Trump’s leadership, the U.S. Department of Commerce is working around the clock to grow our economy and support local efforts to keep businesses open and workers and customers safe during these challenging times. Today, as part of these efforts, the department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $35.5 million in Recovery Assistance grants that will...

Op-Ed by Wilbur Ross and Eugene Scalia: America's broad-based effort to get workers better jobs

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Last week, the Ad Council and some of the nation’s leading companies launched an advertising campaign that reflects a promising change in how employers view the training and credentials American workers need to land a job. Called “Find Something New,” the campaign is led by the Ad Council, Apple and IBM, and more than 200 other respected companies and organizations. It’s an outgrowth of the...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Under Donald Trump’s Leadership, the U.S. Economy Will Come Back Strong

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There is no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically impacted our day-to-day lives. Americans are making adjustments to everything from their morning routines to how they’re managing their money. Families have yearned for good economic news for several months now, and last week we saw the beginning of an economic revival they’ve so desperately needed. By multiple predictions, May and June...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: 3 Factors Why This Economic Bounceback Won't Mirror 2008

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In just a short few months, the coronavirus has stolen 90,000 precious American lives and upended our nation’s economy from one of its best performances in history with the fastest drops in employment and activity in generations. The temporary, but severe economic pain brought about by the response to COVID-19 has had a purpose: the sacrifices being made by our workers, families, and businesses...

Op-Ed: Has Robust Economy Benefited Working Ohioans?

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Blue collar workers are rising. After decades of their being left behind, President Donald Trump has helped grow a full-blown blue-collar boom that can be felt on manufacturing floors in Ohio, at steel production facilities in Pennsylvania and construction sites in Wisconsin. Instead of dismissing America’s blue-collar workers, as politicians had done for decades, the Trump administration has...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: U.S. Has Much to Learn from Indiana’s Workforce Programs

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This week, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board is holding its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, thanks to a kind invitation from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, a champion of Indiana’s workers and an important member of the Workforce Advisory Board. On Wednesday, the Advisory Board toured the Indianapolis Speedway to witness firsthand the ongoing importance of the Indy Car Series to the...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trump Administration is Making Good on its Commitment to our Indo-Pacific Partners

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A renewed partnership, a transformative vision. This is what President Donald J. Trump outlined for United States and Indo-Pacific relations almost two years ago in Da Nang, Vietnam, and it is what the United States is championing now at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. During the second half of a historic trip in 2017 that also featured stops in Japan, South Korea, China and...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: The Trump Administration is Delivering U.S. Wins on Trade

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As leaders of the world met last week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, trade was an important topic of discussion. Unlike in past years, when the status quo ate away at the wealth of the United States and at the strength of its workforce, this year’s meeting featured a sea change in the world trade system. Thanks to President Donald J. Trump, the United States is no longer...