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Export and investment promotion

Exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) are proven job generators. Exported goods and services supported 10.7 million well-paying U.S. jobs in 2016. In 2015, majority-owned U.S. affiliates of foreign companies directly employed 6.8 million Americans.

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Deputy Secretary Kelley and U.S. Government Officials Join the Corporate Council on Africa for Historic Anadarko Signing

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On behalf of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley led a U.S. government delegation to witness the historic final investment decision signing between Anadarko Petroleum of Woodlands, Texas, and the Government of Mozambique. The investment of the Anadarko LNG terminal supports the largest U.S. sourced investment on the African continent in history at...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the USMCA Roundtable Hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Introduced by Joyce Waugh, President and CEO, Roanoke Regional Chamber. Thank you, Joyce, for the kind introduction.Thank you all for being here today. And a special thank you to Bill Fanjoy and your team at the U.S. Export Assistance Center of Virginia for all you do for the business community in this region of the country. But before I discuss the immense significance of USMCA here today, I...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-India Business Council Ideas Summit and 44th Annual Meeting

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Introduced by Myron Brilliant, USCOC Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs. Thank you, Myron, for the kind introduction. It is always a pleasure to be here at the Chamber. Thanks also to the U.S.-India Business Council for the opportunity to participate in your 44th Annual Meeting. And thank you for your efforts and dedication to enhancing the Economic strategic ties between...

Opening Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Thank you, Karen, for that kind introduction, and a good morning to all of you. Welcome to the Sixth Annual SelectUSA Investment Summit. Thank you, everyone, for making the trip to Washington, D.C., to learn about the great investment opportunities throughout the United States. We appreciate the time you are taking from your busy schedules to investigate opportunities to grow your enterprises here...

The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit: Ivanka Trump, Larry Kudlow, Tech Startups & More

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration Blog post by Brian Lenihan, Executive Director of SelectUSA The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings global companies together with economic developers from across the United States, all for one purpose – to connect global business to local investment opportunities. I am honored and thrilled to...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Miami International Airport

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Introduced by Ken Pyatt, Deputy Director of the Miami-Dade County Aviation Department. Thank you, Ken, for the kind introduction. Thank you all for being here today. And a special thank you to Eduardo Torres and your team at the U.S. Export Assistance Center of South Florida for all you do for the business community in this region of the country. On behalf of President Trump, I am delighted to...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the President’s Export Award Ceremony

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Introduced by Commerce Under Secretary of Trade Gilbert Kaplan. Thank you, Gil, for the kind introduction, and for your leadership of the International Trade Administration. We are fortunate to have you, Ian, and our outstanding export-promotion professionals located in 106 American cities, and in 78 countries around the world working to support companies like yours. On behalf of President Trump,...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Honors U.S. Companies with Presidential Award for Export Achievements

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross honored 48 U.S. companies and organizations, recognizing their contribution to American export growth during the 2019 President’s “E” Awards ceremony. Winners hail from 25 states, and of this year’s 48 honorees, 41 are small and medium-sized businesses, while 26 firms are manufacturers. “President Donald J. Trump has placed a high priority...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Trade Winds Conference in New Delhi, India

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Thank you, Ken, for the kind introduction, and for your leadership in strengthening the bonds between the world’s oldest and the world’s biggest democracies. It is great to see all the wonderful American companies here in New Delhi for our Trade Winds Conference and Trade Mission. Welcome everyone. I know you have all traveled a long way. Thank you for joining us. We are excited that so many U.S....

Celebrating World Trade Month

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The following is a cross-post by Gilbert Kaplan, Under Secretary of Commerce for the International Trade Administration During World Trade Month, the International Trade Administration (ITA) will celebrate our commitment to preserving free, fair, and reciprocal trade that enhances American prosperity. Our nation is among the most innovative and open economies in the world, and for decades the...