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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...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED)

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Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you to our Mexican partners for hosting us. I am glad to be here with all of you. One year ago, our governments restarted the HLED to reengage in a positive economic and commercial dialogue to advance our shared priorities. Our goal is to make it easier for our countries to trade, invest, and innovate. Along the way, we’re creating the economic conditions that will...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the IBEW Women's Conference

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Hello, everyone. I’m thrilled to speak to the IBEW Women’s Conference. As the Secretary of Commerce, my focus is building the long-term competitiveness of the United States. As you all know, investing in women’s success in the economy – as workers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and business leaders – is essential to our economic competitiveness, just as much as investments in infrastructure...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Ministerial Breakfast

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Good morning, everyone. Welcome to Los Angeles. And thank you to my colleagues who made the trip across the Pacific. Katherine and I are thrilled to host you for the first in-person Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Ministerial for all four Pillars. This Ministerial is an opportunity to have constructive discussions, build rapport among our teams, align our expectations, and plan the path forward...

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

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

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

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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...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the President's E-Awards Ceremony

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Thank you, Dale, for that introduction, and for your outstanding work at the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service. It’s wonderful to be here with all of you − in person − to celebrate your contributions to America’s export growth. Congratulations to the 2022 winners! The “E” and “E Star” Awards are the highest honors U.S. exporters and export service providers can receive from the U.S. government...