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Jun092015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the Future of Urban Innovation Summit in New York City. The event, co-hosted by the Commerce Department and Columbia University, gathered business leaders, investors, students, and local, state, and federal government officials to learn how the Commerce Department serves as “America’s Innovation Agency” and how leaders in the...

Jun052015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered keynote remarks at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and witnessed the signing of a joint declaration of intent with Germany to promote cooperation in career and technical education and training. The agreement is between the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Labor, and Education and their three German counterparts.

Jun022015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy, the top issues currently facing the industry, and efforts to foster innovation at the National Association of Manufacturing (NAM) Summit in Washington, DC. The Department of Commerce has had a longstanding partnership with NAM, which represents small and large manufacturers in every...

Jun012015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks on why the United States is a premier travel destination at the U.S. Travel Association’s Annual IPW marketplace in Orlando, Florida. Speaking before an audience of more than 5,000 travel industry professionals, she highlighted the Obama Administration’s focus on continually improving the international visitor experience and...

May202015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisian government officials, and American business leaders for an open dialogue on how to strengthen Tunisia’s economy and on how the country can translate its remarkable political transition into sustainable economic progress.

May182015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the 2015 President’s “E” Awards ceremony, which honored 45 American companies and organizations for their significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports. This is the 53rd anniversary of the “E” Awards, which was originally created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to recognize persons, firms, and organizations...

May142015

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced today that she will travel to Colombia and Brazil next month, making her first trip to South America since joining the Commerce Department. As part of the Administration’s strong and sustained engagement throughout the hemisphere, she will meet with business executives and government leaders in both countries focusing on ways to deepen bilateral...

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