Secretary Speeches



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...


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...


Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks on the importance of the public and private sectors working together to improve America’s supply chains at the Global Supply Chain Summit 2015. The event, organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, gathered public and private sector leaders to discuss connecting businesses to global markets and opportunities to enhance supply...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today delivered remarks on the strength of the U.S.-Japan economic partnership, the shared goal of deepening our countries’ bilateral investment ties, and the strategic importance of transforming our trade relationship through the Trans-Pacific Partnership. ...


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...


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