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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. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at White House Announcement of $3 Billion EDA Investment in America's Communities

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Thank you, Jen. And good afternoon, everyone. As President Biden often says, we are on the road to recovery. And today marks a real step forward in that recovery. The President signed the American Rescue Plan into law to get our country back on its feet. Thanks to that law, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of a transformative $3 billion economic development initiative today. And I‘m even more...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) National Meeting

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The following remarks were pre-recorded. Hello everybody! It’s great to be here with you at the annual meeting of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals. Thank you, Dr. Lee, for that kind introduction. And thank you Senator Coons, Dr. Buckland, Dr. Woodcock and Dr. Marks for your leadership. Today, I’m excited to announce two new federal awards to NIIMBL that...

Remarks by Secretary Gina M. Raimondo at the Manassas Women’s Roundtable

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Good afternoon everyone. It’s great to be here. Thank you Mayor Davis-Younger, Senator Warner, Congresswoman Wexton, and Senator McPike for inviting me to join what I'm sure will be a great discussion on the importance of women-led small businesses. I want to hear what we can do in Washington to support you.  As the first female governor of Rhode Island and a former business owner, I understand...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo before the U.S.-Korea CEO Roundtable

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Good morning everyone. Thank you for joining our CEO Roundtable at the Department of Commerce. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our distinguished guests from Korea – President Moon, Minister Moon, and the entire Korean Government delegation, it’s an honor to have you with us. I’d also like to thank the CEOs who have joined us here today – in person and virtually. I’m grateful for your...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo 51st Annual Washington Council of the Americas (virtual)

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I want to thank the Council of the Americas, Susan Segal, and Eric Farnsworth, for the invitation to be here with all of you today. We have been working steadily on President Biden’s commitment to sustained engagement with our partners throughout the Western Hemisphere to advance our shared vision for a future that is democratic, middle class, and secure. Our over-arching goal is to support a...