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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Puerto Rico Economic Dialogue

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Thank you all for being here today. As you know, the Biden Administration is investing unprecedented resources in Puerto Rico’s economic growth through many of your agencies, and we are committed to working closely with partners across the archipelago—in communities and in the government, non-profit, and private sectors—to ensure growth is inclusive, resilient, and sustainable.  Hurricane Fiona...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the NetZero World Industry Summit

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Good morning. Thank you, Secretary Granholm, for the introduction. It is a pleasure to be here with so many stakeholders of the Net Zero World Initiative. I would like to thank Secretary Granholm and the Department of Energy for partnering with the Department of Commerce on this important forum, as well as the U.S. companies, partner country officials, U.S. National Laboratories, and...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on the U.S. Competitiveness and the China Challenge

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Introduction This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of relations between China and the United States. For most of this period, the United States was committed to the idea that economic engagement with China would serve our mutual interests: first, as a counterweight to the Soviet Union, and later as a gateway to a deeper political and economic partnership. Engagement also provided U.S...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Advancing Equity and Wellbeing through Data

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Thank you, Elizabeth, for that introduction. And thank you, Austin, and Tony, as well as the teams at New America and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, for your partnership throughout this effort. Your thought leadership on new economic paradigms that advance individual and family well-being is critical to our shared goals. I also want to thank you for the research and advocacy you do to...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Georgetown Business School Forum: Modern Industrial Strategy for U.S. Competitiveness, Equity, and Resilience

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Good afternoon, everyone. It’s an honor to be back at Georgetown – my law school alma mater. I want to thank the McDonough School of Business for bringing us together for an important conversation on U.S. competitiveness and impact – in particular, impact on equity and resilience. This conference could not be timelier. For the first time in decades, we have a generational opportunity to lay claim...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the NABTU Tradeswomen Build Nations 2022 Conference

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Thank you, Vennicia, for that introduction. Vennicia has been a friend for years. When I was Governor, Vennicia would be sure to find me at every building trades event to make sure I knew about the Rhode Island Women in the Trades. In Rhode Island, they knew me as the Building Trades Governor. Now, I hope you’ll know me as the Building Trades Secretary. I’ve been to so many building trades events...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Hyundai Manufacturing Plant Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Thank you, Global Chief Operating Officer Muñoz, for that introduction. And thank you, Executive Chairman Chung, and President Chang for inviting me to participate today. It is an honor to be here. I want to thank Governor Kemp, Senator Ossoff, and Senator Warnock, for their support and encouragement of Hyundai Motors on this investment. On behalf of the entire Biden Administration, I am pleased...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Faith-Based National Partnership Summit

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Thank you, Andres, for that introduction. Welcome to the Commerce Department’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Summit. I’m thrilled to be joined by Deputy Secretary Graves and Under Secretary Cravins. And most importantly, thank you all for participating today. I am so proud that under the Biden-Harris Administration, we have relaunched the Office of Faith-Based and...