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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference

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The following remarks were pre-recorded. Good morning everyone, and welcome to the 2021 Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference! MED Week is our Department’s most important event in support of minority businesses and entrepreneurs. You have an exciting week ahead of you! The MBDA staff has worked hard to put together an amazing lineup − from seminars to networking sessions and training...

Recorded Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Spectrum Policy Symposium

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2021 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium. Thank you, Evelyn, for that kind introduction and for your remarkable leadership. We learned during the pandemic that high-speed internet isn’t a luxury − it’s essential to everyday life, from jobs to healthcare and education. Yet today, 30 million Americans lack reliable or affordable broadband, and over 83 million aren’t fully...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Spectrum Policy Symposium

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The following remarks were pre-recorded. Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2021 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium. Thank you, Evelyn, for that kind introduction and for your remarkable leadership. We learned during the pandemic that high-speed internet isn’t a luxury − it’s essential to everyday life, from jobs to healthcare and education. Yet today, 30 million Americans lack reliable or affordable...

Secretary Raimondo Calls for More Vaccinations in Meeting with U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with the members from the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. Thank you, Kurt, for that kind introduction and for your remarkable leadership. I’d like to welcome our newest members to the Board – I’m very excited to have you with us and looking forward to your...

Secretary Raimondo's Remarks on President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda to the City Club of Cleveland

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Thank you, Kristen, for that kind introduction. It’s an honor to be speaking with all of you today at the City Club of Cleveland. My Deputy Secretary, Don Graves, is Cleveland’s biggest cheerleader, and I owe him a big 'thank you' for letting me speak to you before he does. My colleague in the cabinet, Marcia Fudge, is also from Ohio, and it's clear to me by now that only the best people come from...

Keynote Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Tallinn Digital Summit

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Good morning everyone. It is great to be here with all of you at the Tallinn Digital Summit. Good morning everyone. It’s great to be here with all of you at the Tallinn Digital Summit. Thank you Mr. IIves for that kind introduction, and thank you Prime Minister Kallas for hosting this event. I’m also grateful to President Kaljulaid, ministers, and the people of Estonia for inviting us all to your...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Juneau Business Roundtable in Juneau, Alaska

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Good afternoon, everyone! Thank you, Robert, for the introduction and for moderating our roundtable discussion. Thank you to the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and Richard, for hosting us today. And thank you all for taking time from your busy schedules to join this important conversation. In the last eighteen months, COVID-19 has impacted every community in America and...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Travel and Tourism Roundtable with U.S. Senator Don Sullivan in Ketchikan, Alaska

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Good afternoon, everyone! Thank you, Senator Sullivan, for the kind introduction and for welcoming me to Alaska. And thank you to all of you for participating in today’s important conversation. In the last eighteen months, COVID-19 has impacted every community in America and across the world. We have seen firsthand how our families, our businesses, and our communities have been devastated by this...