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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity Center of Excellence Companies


SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo co-led a roundtable discussion with Costa Rica’s Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT) Paula Bogantes, Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade Manuel Tovar and Industry and other stakeholders to discuss their collective commitments to support the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP) Center of Excellence (COE). The COE will support workforce development initiatives in Costa Rica and across all APEP countries in the semiconductor, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, 5G, and cloud computing industries. The companies in attendance also committed more than $47 million to provide equipment, software, curriculum, and training programs that will benefit the future of Costa Rica’s workforce.