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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement announcing the first U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum on July 13, 2015 in Washington, D.C. “In recent months, the Government of Ukraine has taken a number of decisive steps to create new conditions for private sector growth by deregulating the economy, reducing corruption and removing systemic obstacles that have held...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson today launched the Communities that Work Partnership, a brand new joint project aimed at accelerating industry-led workforce development and training efforts. As part of the Department’s “Skills for Business” initiative, the partnership will competitively select six teams around the country comprised...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced a big data project with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM, Microsoft Corp., and the Open Cloud Consortium to explore ways of bringing the Department closer to its goal of unleashing its vast resources of environmental data and delivering on one of the Department’s key priorities – transforming Department data capabilities and...


Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker commended the introduction of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), providing President Obama with an essential tool for the completion and implementation of new trade partnerships.


U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce is partnering with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) throughout the Western Hemisphere to enter new markets and grow. Deputy Secretary Andrews made the announcement with IDB President Louis Alberto Moreno at the Seventh Summit...


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