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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-...

Apr082016

Today, Brooklyn-made products are exported to countries all over the world, from Canada and Brazil to Saudi Arabia and Japan. But before that was possible, America’s fourth largest city had to reinvent its manufacturing industry. Throughout the 1970s, '80s and '90s, the urban economy of Brooklyn, as in many other cities, was shattered. There was massive population loss and an exodus of...

Mar112016

Our country and the entire world are living through one of the most remarkable economic and societal transformations in history and it is being driven by technology. In this changing world, economic growth and competitiveness are increasingly tied to the digital economy. This technology revolution has been dramatic.

Jul272015

When President Obama recently signed Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance into law, it marked a victory for bipartisanship, for common sense, and, most importantly, for American businesses and our workers. By continuing to engage with trading partners throughout the world, we are ensuring that the U.S. does not cede ground in the race for economic and job growth — and we are...

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