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Sep132016

Growing up in a family that made everything from railroad tank cars to medical equipment, I was raised with a deep appreciation of the American manufacturing tradition. Today, as Secretary of Commerce, I have the opportunity to not only see firsthand the modern reality of our industrial base but to partner with manufacturers across the country to strengthen this critical sector of our economy.

Aug242016

Today, no other country attracts more foreign direct investment than the United States. Cities and towns across America are benefiting from the international firms that have become vital members of their communities – from Mercedes-Benz in Charleston, South Carolina to Kudelski Group in Phoenix, Arizona.  Companies like these make valuable contributions not only to our local economies, but also...

Aug232016

Water is our most precious resource. It sustains and nourishes all life on earth and underpins our entire economy, from energy and agriculture to trade and recreation. Yet water also represents one of our greatest threats. Torrential downpours, flash and river flooding, droughts and other severe weather events provide us with constant reminders of its destructive power

Aug102016

This August 4, we celebrated America’s tradition of discovering the next ‘big idea’ by participating in Startup Day Across America 2016. Since its launch four years ago, this annual event has provided individuals from across the country the opportunity to learn from the next generation of great entrepreneurs.

Jul112016

When I was initially asked to join a panel focused on women’s entrepreneurial leadership at the seventh Global Entrepreneurial Summit last month, I thought long and hard about what it has meant to be a woman in business for over thirty years. I was happy to arrive at the conclusion that finally, significant progress is being made to develop and nurture an entrepreneurial ecosystem for women...

May062016

America's travel and tourism industry is on the rise. Representing $1.6 trillion in economic activity yearly, this sector of our economy supports more than 8.1 million U.S. jobs. One out of every eighteen Americans is employed by travel and tourism-related businesses, the overwhelmingly majority of which are classified as small firms. In fact, more people are employed by travel and tourism-...

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