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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at White House Press Briefing

Hello, everyone. It’s an honor to be here. Today is an incredibly exciting day for those of us who love CHIPS. Thanks to President Biden’s leadership and the bipartisan work in Congress, we have an incredible opportunity to unleash the next generation of American innovation, protect our national security, and preserve our global economic competitiveness. For decades, our innovation ecosystem has...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Arizona Tribal Grant Announcement

Thank you, Senator Kelly, for the introduction and for your incredible work to connect the unserved, particularly in rural areas and on Arizona’s Tribal lands. Thank you as well to Representatives Stanton and O’Halleran for your hard work and support. And thank you to the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona and all the tribal leaders who are with us today. I also want to thank Senator Sinema – who...

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

Thank you, Governor Pierluisi, for hosting us. The Governor and I just had a great meeting, where we discussed the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to helping Puerto Rico prosper. The island’s recovery and renewal are a priority for the administration. Today, we’re excited to announce the intent of the U.S. government and the government of Puerto Rico to hold an Economic Dialogue in...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the at the White House CHIPS and Science Act Signing Ceremony

Hello, everyone. This is an exciting day! Thank you, Speaker Pelosi, for that introduction. It’s wonderful to be here with you. Mr. President, thank you for your tremendous leadership. The CHIPS and Science Act is a historic investment that will help us meet your goal of revitalizing our domestic manufacturing economy. To Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, and the members of Congress – both Democrat...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at National ACE

Thank you, President Tong, for that introduction. And thank you all for joining today’s listening session. As a descendant of one of America’s first minority patent-holders, I understand the importance of supporting minority entrepreneurs, innovators, and businesses. We have one overarching goal at our department: to improve America’s competitiveness so that our workers and companies succeed in...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Job Quality Framework Launch

Good afternoon. Welcome, Secretary Walsh and our guests, to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Today, we’re excited to release our new Job Quality Toolkit, along with seven case studies provided by the National Skills Coalition. Small- and medium-sized employers are the building blocks of our economy, and those that offer high-quality jobs have a clear competitive advantage. The demand for workers...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Maryland Good Jobs Challenge Announcement

Thank you for that introduction and thank you to the Maryland Department of Labor for hosting us. We’ve lived through an historic moment. The pandemic changed our daily lives, including the way we work. American workers are seeking new skills and quality jobs, and U.S. employers are transforming how they do business. Providing access to the new, high-quality jobs of the future and giving workers...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the North Carolina Good Jobs Challenge Announcement

Thank you, Governor Cooper, for the kind introduction. And thank you to our host, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. I am thrilled to be here with you to celebrate our 32 Good Jobs Challenge awardees. Funded by President Biden’s America Rescue Plan, the half billion dollar Good Jobs Challenge is making once-in-a-generation investments aimed at creating high-quality workforce...