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Sep282016

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When she announced the Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Agenda a year ago, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker emphasized that broadband Internet access and digital skills are critical to the economy’s success.  The digital marketplace has created millions of new jobs in the United States.

Sep272016

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker attended the Department of Commerce’s 68th Annual Honor Awards Ceremony, during which she recognized 286 employees with Gold and Silver medals for their valuable contributions to Commerce’s mission—ensuring American businesses have the tools, technology, and data they need to prosper, compete, and create new jobs.

Sep262016

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The integration of the African continent in the global economy is one of the most significant — and, to me, energizing — trends of our time. Companies looking for the next great business market to invest in or sell goods and services are flocking to Africa — and for good reason.

Sep232016

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This week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker attended numerous events in New York City surrounding the United Nations General Assembly and the U.S. Africa Business Forum. She highlighted the importance of the United States government engaging and partnering with the private sector to increase trade and investment with Africa and to address the global refugee crisis.

Sep232016

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Name a European country that is among our top trading partners and whose multinationals employ more than 400,000 workers in the United States. Their highly skilled workforce extracts and processes the petroleum that fuels our cars.  They manufacture the ice cream and beer that fuel our summers and the semiconductors that are the brains in our smartphones.

Sep232016

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The 2nd U.S.-Africa Business Forum was an incredible success, mobilizing $9.1 billion in trade and investment to support African business sectors and setting the groundwork for even greater cooperation and connection between the economies of the United States and African continent.

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