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Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the SK Innovation Groundbreaking Ceremony in Commerce, Georgia

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Thank you, Governor Kemp, for your kind introduction, and congratulations to you on this being one of the most important days in your new governorship. It is also — I might add — one of the more important days in my tenure as Commerce Secretary. When I became Secretary of Commerce two years ago, groundbreaking events for new production facilities like this one was our goal. This major and exciting...

Oral Opening Statement by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross on the 2020 Census at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

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Good morning Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to testify. I also thank the Chairman for limiting this hearing scope so my staff can produce documents beyond the approximately 8,700 already provided. And I appreciate your agreement that I can submit written answers to questions about my personal finances after the hearing. Many of you...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting

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Thank you, Ivanka, again, for your leadership on this initiative. It is an honor to serve with you on the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and the National Council for the American Worker, and to witness your dedication to rebuilding the U.S. economy and creating good jobs for millions of workers. Ivanka and I, and more importantly, American workers and job seekers, need the help and...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the USPTO Women's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

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Thank you, Andrei. And congratulations to the whole USPTO team on your achievement in moving from 12 th place to a 2 nd place tie in the U.S. Chamber’s 2019 patent rights rankings. It is great to be here at the beginning of Women’s History Month. Women have a long history with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Clara Barton, whom we celebrate today during Women’s History Month, was in the...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Minority Business Development Agency 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Thank you, Henry, for that kind introduction. Fifty years: A lot of dedicated, passionate people have made it possible for the Minority Business Development Agency to achieve such a milestone. Congratulations! And thank you — to all the people who work in the small but mighty MBDA — for maintaining a five-decade tradition of excellence. Your service is needed now more than ever to assure the...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Risk and Opportunity Space Summit Opening

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Thank you, Kevin, for that kind introduction. Good morning everyone, and welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce. We appreciate your being here for the second in a series of summits we are hosting as we seek to build the space industry from its current level of $400 billion, to a trillion dollars. The first event last December focused on new opportunities for financial investment in the space...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at National Governors Association & U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Invest in America! Summit”

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Thank you, Suzanne Clark, for that kind introduction, and congratulations on being the first female Senior Executive Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in its 104-year history. It is my pleasure to be here. Thank you for inviting me. To the governors in the room, welcome again to Washington, D.C. Welcome, also, to all of the foreign investors and representatives of foreign governments...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue

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Thank you, Ambassador Juster, for being such a gracious host in my place. And thank you, everyone, for being engaged in the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue. While it is the private sector that drives growth, governments play an instrumental role in establishing and enforcing the rules of commerce. Our intent is to create an environment in which all of our companies, workers, and entrepreneurs can...