On August 3-4, 2016, Secretary Penny Pritzker traveled to California to participate in several events highlighting the Department of Commerce’s efforts to help create the conditions for U.S. businesses to compete and succeed in the global economy.
Secretary Penny Pritzker (second from left) touring the Taylor Guitars manufacturing facility in El Cajon, California along with Representative Susan Davis (D-Calif., second from right) and Taylor Guitars Founder Bob Taylor (right). Headquartered in El Cajon, CA, Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Taylor employs over 900 people and currently produces hundreds of guitars per day in its state-of-the-art factory complexes in both El Cajon and in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. more info | view original
On August 3, 2016, Secretary Penny Pritzker joined Representative Jim Costa (D-Calif.) in Fresno, CA for a roundtable discussion with California agricultural leaders focused on opportunities to promote agricultural exports. The roundtable discussion highlighted the challenges California has faced with respect to water management in California over the past four years of drought. more info | view original