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Commerce Secretary Raimondo Applauds Kenya as a Leader in Africa’s Digital Transformation

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo recently led members of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) to Nairobi , where she announced various commercial deals with U.S. companies and a historic partnership with Kenya to facilitate data flows, empower digital upskilling, and harness the potential of AI. The partnership is the first-of-its-kind with an African...

U.S. Department of Commerce Presents 2024 Presidential Awards for Export Achievements

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64 U.S. companies and organizations to receive nation’s top export honors Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce honored 64 companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” and “E Star” Awards recognizing their contributions to increasing U.S. exports. Created in 1961 by Executive Order of the President, the President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition a U.S. entity...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces Order to Harness Potential of America’s Workforce, Releases DOC Workforce Policy Agenda

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Raimondo DAO unites the Department’s workforce equities across bureaus to empower workers with education and technical skills necessary to thrive in our increasingly tech-driven economy Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced a Department Administrative Order (DAO) to establish a Department of Commerce workforce policy agenda focused on preparing workers with the education and...

Investing in America, Investing in Americans Workforce Development Programs at the U.S. Department of Commerce

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“America is the most competitive country in the world, and that’s because of the strength of our workforce. But if we want to stay ahead, we need to ensure we are empowering our workers with the skills they need to secure the good-paying jobs we’re creating under President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.” —U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo On May 14, 2024, Secretary Raimondo...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Announces Speaker Lineup for 10th SelectUSA Investment Summit, Including U.S. Governors and Prominent Global Business Leaders

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the lineup of global executives, business leaders and senior U.S. government representatives participating in the 2024 SelectUSA Investment Summit, scheduled for June 23-26 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Notable speakers and attendees at this year’s SelectUSA Investment Summit include U.S...

FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Action to Protect American Workers and Businesses from China’s Unfair Trade Practices

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President Biden’s economic plan is supporting investments and creating good jobs in key sectors that are vital for America’s economic future and national security. China’s unfair trade practices concerning technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are threatening American businesses and workers. China is also flooding global markets with artificially low-priced exports. In...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on President Biden’s Action to Protect American Workers and Businesses from China’s Unfair Trade Practices 

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo issued the following statement on President Biden’s decision to direct the United States Trade Representative to increase tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 on $18 billion of imports from China to protect American workers and businesses. “President Biden is taking decisive action to ensure unfair trade practices do not threaten our...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the National Association of District Export Councils’ Annual Export Conference

Thank you, Jonathan, for that introduction. You, Vice-Chair Anne Burkett and your amazing team have done an excellent job putting this event together. It’s so great to be with you again this year to speak with you about our work at Commerce to support our exporters. It was 50 years ago that then-Secretary of Commerce Frederick B. Dent established the District Export Councils program to help...