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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference

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The following remarks were pre-recorded. Good morning everyone, and welcome to the 2021 Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference! MED Week is our Department’s most important event in support of minority businesses and entrepreneurs. You have an exciting week ahead of you! The MBDA staff has worked hard to put together an amazing lineup − from seminars to networking sessions and training...

Recorded Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Spectrum Policy Symposium

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2021 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium. Thank you, Evelyn, for that kind introduction and for your remarkable leadership. We learned during the pandemic that high-speed internet isn’t a luxury − it’s essential to everyday life, from jobs to healthcare and education. Yet today, 30 million Americans lack reliable or affordable broadband, and over 83 million aren’t fully...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Spectrum Policy Symposium

Speeches
The following remarks were pre-recorded. Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2021 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium. Thank you, Evelyn, for that kind introduction and for your remarkable leadership. We learned during the pandemic that high-speed internet isn’t a luxury − it’s essential to everyday life, from jobs to healthcare and education. Yet today, 30 million Americans lack reliable or affordable...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Congressman Josh Gottheimer Visit North Jersey Small Business, Push for Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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The following is a cross-post from U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Today, September 20, 2021, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) welcomed U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to New Jersey’s Fifth District, where they visited small businesses in Glen Rock and highlighted how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will benefit small businesses, families, and create jobs across North...

Department of Commerce Announces Referendum to Establish Concrete Masonry Checkoff Program

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The Department of Commerce today announced the beginning of a 30-day voting period for certain manufacturers to decide whether to establish an industry-funded checkoff program devoted to the research, education, and promotion of concrete masonry products. A checkoff is an industry-supported, industry-led program designed to have industry-wide participation and funding to advance the industry and...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces New Data Strategy to Enhance Equitable Economic Growth, Spur Good-Paying Jobs for All Americans

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The strategic leverage of data will also provide increased competitive advantage to U.S. businesses and research institution. Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced a series of tools and initiatives to execute the Department of Commerce’s Data Strategy for fiscal years 2021-2024. With representation from every bureau, Commerce’s Data Governance Board (CDGB) developed this...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with Singapore Ambassador to the United States Ashok Mirpuri

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Yesterday, Deputy Secretary Don Graves met with the Singapore Ambassador to the United States Ashok Mirpuri to discuss joint efforts to advance the U.S.-Singapore commercial relationship, including work towards the U.S.-Singapore Partnership for Growth and Innovation (PGI) that was announced following Vice President Kamala Harris’ August visit to Singapore. They welcomed new areas of cooperation...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with Lithuanian Minister of Economy and Innovations Armonaite

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Today, Deputy Secretary Don Graves and Lithuanian Minister of Economy and Innovations Ausrine Armonaite met to discuss opportunities to grow the commercial relationship between the U.S. and Lithuania. They also discussed cooperation on resilient supply chains and efforts to create meaningful commercial outcomes for both our countries’ businesses and citizens through the U.S.-EU Trade and...