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Feb192016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has submitted to Congress the first legislative reports required of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). The NNMI Annual Report highlights the program’s initial success in spurring private-sector investment to support the development of manufacturing processes based on U.S. innovations.

Feb192016

On February 24-25, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Mexico City, Mexico for the third U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) along with Vice President Joseph Biden. They will be joined by members of the Obama Administration and Mexican government officials. Announced by President Obama and President Peña Nieto in 2013, the HLED is a forum through which the U...

Feb172016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was announced as the moderator for a panel of senior level business leaders for the Smart Fabrics Summit on April 11, 2016. The Summit, hosted by the Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), will provide a forum for public and private sector leaders in technology, apparel, and textiles to highlight recent...

Feb162016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that she will lead the largest-ever U.S. delegation to Hannover Messe, the world’s foremost trade fair for industrial technology, taking place April 25 to 29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany. For the first time in the Fair’s history, the United States will be the Partner Country, which provides the more than 270 businesses and economic...

Feb102016

Today, the Departments of Commerce and the Treasury announced the second round of the U.S.-Cuba Regulatory Dialogue in Washington, DC, February 17-18, 2016. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will open the Dialogue with Cuba's Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca. For the remainder of the Dialogue, experts from the Departments of Commerce, Treasury, and State...

Feb092016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today released the fiscal year 2017 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The FY17 budget request supports and builds on President Obama’s vision for creating economic opportunity for all Americans, and includes critical funding for key Commerce priorities, including promoting trade and investment, spurring innovation, and fueling our data-...

Feb092016

"Today, President Obama announced a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), the culmination of more than seven years of work to develop near-term actions and a long-term strategy that will enhance cybersecurity awareness and protections, protect privacy, maintain public safety, support economic and national security, and empower Americans to better manage their safety online."...

Feb082016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the 25 awardees that will receive $10 million under the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. The 2015 RIS program is managed by EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) and is designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the country...

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