Secretary Speeches



It is not hyperbole to call the Department of Commerce, “America’s Data Agency.” No other department can rival the reach, depth, and breadth of our data programs – from the time to GDP; from personal income to population growth; from the exports of local businesses to reports on the local weather.


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today spoke about the need to evolve the National Weather Service during a keynote address at the American Meteorological Society’s Washington Forum. Speaking before members of the weather, water, and climate community, Secretary Pritzker announced the creation of the NOAA Big Data Project.


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker participated in an armchair discussion titled the “Collaborative Innovation Workshop” at the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) in Shanghai. Speaking before an audience of up-and-coming Chinese government officials, Secretary Pritzker highlighted how U.S.-China business collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship can benefit both...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today delivered remarks on the bilateral commercial relationship between the United States and China at the China Financial Information Center in Shanghai. Speaking before an audience of Chinese business leaders, entrepreneurs, and financial executives, Secretary Pritzker called on China to build on the achievements of President Obama’s visit last...


Good morning. Thank you, Dominic and Karen, for your leadership. And thank you all for joining us today for the first meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. Our gathering today is part of the Administration’s effort to write the next paragraphs in what President Obama called a “new chapter in U.S.-Africa relations.” ...


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