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Oct272016

Thank you, Susan, for your kind introduction and for your leadership at the helm of the Council of the Americas. Earlier this year, I had the honor of joining President Obama on his historic trip to Argentina – the first visit by a U.S. President in twenty years. Speaking before a group of young entrepreneurs in Buenos Aires, the President made it clear how he views the U.S.-Argentina...

Oct242016

In celebration of the 2016 Minority Enterprise Development Week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today delivered a keynote address at the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference in Chicago. Speaking to more than 2,000 CEOs and minority business leaders, Secretary Pritzker highlighted the remarkable growth of minority-owned enterprises that had taken place...

Oct192016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today delivered remarks at the launch of the Global Procurement Initiative (GPI) in Bogota, Colombia. Secretary Pritzker is making her first official visit to Colombia, during which she will meet with government and business leaders on the importance of U.S.-Colombia commercial ties.

Oct142016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered closing remarks at the University of Southern California (USC) Port and Supply Chain Roundtable. This event brought together business leaders, stakeholders, and senior public officials to discuss how to improve port and supply chain efficiency and boost U.S. economic growth and competitiveness.

Oct072016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the Lam Research facility in Tualatin, Ore., in celebration of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). Joined by hundreds of Oregon students, parents, school administration, teachers, and other local partners, including several mayors, CEOs, and chamber of commerce representatives, Secretary Pritzker highlighted the significance...

Sep292016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the official commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar Massacre, following speeches by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and President of the European Council Donald Tusk. Speaking on behalf of President Barack Obama and the U.S. government, Secretary Pritzker honored the memories of the 100,000 Jews, Roma,...

Sep282016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to announce the conclusion of a $1 billion loan guarantee designed to promote progress on the country’s anti-corruption and economic reform agenda. This will be the third U.S. loan guarantee for Ukraine after two $1 billion loan guarantees in May 2014 and May 2015. Issuance of this loan guarantee...

Sep282016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the Commercial Law Development Program's (CLDP) Ukraine Government Ethics, Transparency, and Corporate Compliance Workshop in Kyiv. Secretary Pritzker traveled to Kyiv to meet with private sector leaders, Ukrainian officials, and Members of the Ukrainian Rada to discuss progress on the country’s economic reform agenda...

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