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Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Emphasizes Importance of More Women in Tech at the 2023 Select USA Summit

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Earlier this week, as part of the 2023 SelectUSA Summit , U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo hosted a discussion on the importance of getting more women involved in the tech sector. One of Secretary Raimondo’s top priorities at the Commerce Department remains uplifting women in the workforce, ensuring equal pay, and providing women with the resources needed to compete and be successful....

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Continues Push for Higher Paying Careers for Women in the Skilled Trades

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On Friday, April 14, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo toured a New York City community-based organization that trains women in the trade as part of the Administration’s “Investing in America” tour and as part of her ongoing commitment to boosting wages for women through access to higher-paying careers in the skilled trades. One of Secretary Raimondo’s top priorities at the Commerce Department...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Stresses Importance of Training Students for the Manufacturing Jobs of the Future

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Earlier this week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo traveled to Austin, Texas where she toured Austin Community College (ACC) to see first-hand how they are equipping students with the knowledge and skills for the manufacturing jobs of the future. Last week, Secretary Raimondo spoke to Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where stressed the need for a trained workforce and the...

U.S. Commerce Secretary Raimondo Outlines Vision for Implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act

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Issues call to action to unite in driving technological progress and ensuring America’s global leadership Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo delivered a speech titled, “The CHIPS Act and a Long-term Vision for America’s Technological Leadership,” at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. In her remarks, Raimondo outlined the historic opportunity provided by the CHIPS...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves Honor the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve” U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves participated in service events yesterday in the Washington, D.C. area to honor the life, work, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service and honors Dr. King’s achievements as a civil rights leader who...

Secretary Raimondo Joins President Biden in Announcing $15 Billion in U.S.-Africa Trade Commitments

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On December 15, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo addressed the 2022 U.S.-Africa Business Forum and echoed President Biden’s ongoing commitment to deepening business ties and advancing two-way trade investments between the U.S. and Africa. Later in the day, she joined the President as he announced $15 billion in two-way trade and investment commitments, deals, and partnerships. “President Biden has...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Addresses White House Tribal Nations Summit and Announces New Commerce Department Efforts that Support Tribal Communities

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Yesterday, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo virtually addressed the second White House Tribal Nations Summit and highlighted the Commerce Department’s efforts and commitment to ensuring that Tribal communities have the resources they need for economic growth including access to high-speed Internet. During her remarks, Secretary Raimondo announced the appointment of Shaun Deschene as the Commerce...

Ensuring Tribal Communities Have the Resources Needed for Economic Growth

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Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and honor the rich history and heritage of Native Americans and recognize their vast contributions to our country’s progress and to our economy. The Commerce Department is committed to ensuring that Tribal communities have the resources they need for economic growth. That commitment starts with high-speed internet. For too long, Tribal...