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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Regional Economic Development Alliance Virtual Roundtable

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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

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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

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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 L. Ross at the 6th American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting

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Thank you, Ivanka, for your visionary leadership of both the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and the National Council of the American Worker. Thank you for bringing both groups together today. All of you being here at the White House is a testament to your dedication to the American workforce. We must also commend the Advisory Board for calling an extraordinary meeting in mid-May to...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Virtual Meeting of the 27th Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing

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Thank you to all the members of ACCRES for volunteering your valuable time to this public service. Your expertise and guidance at this important juncture in the commercial space industry will drive future prosperity and wellbeing of all Americans. It sounds like the discussions you have had during the first two days have been extremely productive. Thank you, also, to the commitment of the esteemed...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance Roundtable

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Thank you to the member companies from the Wyoming Valley and the “Diamond City.” Your workers, your families, and your communities are the lifeblood of our nation. It is also a special pleasure to have Congressman Dan Meuser join us today. I am pleased to be in the city that gave us the scriptwriter of “Citizen Kane”; the renowned quantum physicist David Bohm; and the founder of Planters Peanuts...

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

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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...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Boating Industry Roundtable Discussion Maverick Boating Group in Fort Pierce, Florida

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Scott Deal, CEO and Founder of Maverick Boating Group, introduced Secretary Ross. Thank you, Scott, for the kind introduction, and thank you for hosting us at this impressive new facility. When we met a few years ago, you insisted that the recreational sportfishing industry was a big and important driver of GDP throughout the country. And you were right. Prior to the onslaught of COVID-19, the...