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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook News Conference

Hello everyone. Thank you, Dr. Spinrad, for the introduction, and for having me here today. And thank you all for joining us. Welcome to NOAA’s National Center for Weather and Climate Prediction. At the Commerce Department, we are fully committed to NOAA’s mission to study, forecast, and issue watches, warnings, and other decision support for tropical systems in our ocean basins. Here and in...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the CTIA 5G Summit

Hello everyone. I want to thank CTIA and Meredith Baker for inviting me to speak today. It was great to see Meredith at our recent celebration of NTIA’s 45th anniversary. It was a terrific opportunity to celebrate NTIA and its vital role and take stock of how far we’ve come in our pursuit of a wireless world. NATIONAL SPECTRUM STRATEGY The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to maintaining...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Minority Business Development Agency's AANHPI Business Summit

Thank you, Under Secretary Cravins, for that kind introduction. Hello everyone, and Happy Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! It is such an honor to be here at MBDA’s National AA and NHPI Business Summit. This event is so important, and we are grateful to MBDA for putting all of this together. I’m especially pleased to be joined here today by Congresswoman Chu, as...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves Before Roundtable with Young Men of Color Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Good afternoon everyone. Thank you, Madam Vice President, for having me here today to join in this important conversation. Seeing all of the business owners here today, I am reminded of my own family’s story. I know firsthand that America’s road to prosperity runs through our minority business communities. My four-time great-grandparents, former slaves, built a successful horse and buggy taxi...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the National Association of District Export Councils Conference

Thank you, Kendee, for the introduction, and thanks to NADEC Chair Jonathan Szucs and Vice-Chair Anne Burkett for your work to have us all here today. And thank you to all members of the District Export Councils across the country for taking time to come to Washington for this event. We are grateful for the work that you do to help exporters and future exporters back home. Your engagement in trade...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the 2023 Select USA Summit

Good morning everyone, and welcome to the second full day of the 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit! It is wonderful to be here once again at National Harbor, making lasting connections with fellow attendees and creating exciting opportunities to bolster foreign direct investment right here in the United States. It was such a pleasure to meet so many of you yesterday and hear firsthand your stories...

Welcome Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Welcome to the 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit. I’d like to extend a special welcome to those who are joining us for the first time. And thank you to those joining us yet again. SelectUSA is the premier U.S.-government initiative dedicated to facilitating job-creating business investment by foreign investors in the American market. This week, you’ll hear about the partnership and investment...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Space Symposium

Thank you for that kind introduction, Tom, and thank you to the Space Foundation for inviting me to speak today. I also want to thank Jodi Slattery and her great team for putting together this event and extend my gratitude to Macy Miller and the team at The Broadmoor for hosting us and putting together such a great show. Before I dive into the meat of my speech, I want to remind folks of the...