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

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...

Commerce This Week: July 10


Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Secretary Ross Traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania & Youngstown, Ohio

On July 1, Secretary Ross traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania & Youngstown, Ohio to participate in events for the U.S. Mexico Canada agreement implementation, marking the beginning of a historic new chapter for North American trade with benefits for PA, OH & American workers, manufacturers, and businesses.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross Visits Pennsylvania, Meets with Chamber, Business Leaders, and Tours AGI

On June 18, Secretary Ross traveled to greater Philadelphia and participated in a tour and discussion at Analytical Graphics Inc. Secretary Ross addressed the importance of the U.S. commercial space industry. Secretary Ross also participated in a roundtable discussion with the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber where he addressed the President Donald J. Trump Administration’s economic recovery efforts.

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the America Makes – National Additive and Manufacturing Innovation Institute, Youngstown, Ohio

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

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...

Commerce Releases Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

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The Department of Commerce, along with the Departments of State, the Treasury, and Homeland Security, are issuing a business advisory to highlight risks and considerations for businesses with supply chain exposure to entities engaged in forced labor and other human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). “China continues to commit brutal...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Revocation of Hong Kong Special Status

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With the Chinese Communist Party’s imposition of new security measures on Hong Kong, the risk that sensitive U.S. technology will be diverted to the People’s Liberation Army or Ministry of State Security has increased, all while undermining the territory’s autonomy. Those are risks the U.S. refuses to accept and have resulted in the revocation of Hong Kong’s special status. Commerce Department...