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Oct202015

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Last week, U.S. Commerce Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews made his first official trip to the Netherlands. He discussed the mutual benefits of an even stronger transatlantic ecosystem amid the current digital revolution, which presents opportunities to deepen the already substantial economic partnership between the United States and the Netherlands.

Oct192015

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Minority businesses are playing an integral part in keeping the ‘Made in America’ product strong as the U.S. manufacturing sector continues to rise. Minority-owned manufacturing firms employ 342,000 workers and have recently grown faster than their non-minority counterparts in three areas—number of firms, employees and gross receipts.

Oct162015

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Changes in the U.S. power sector, largely driven by market forces, have negatively impacted many local and regional economies that have primarily depended on coal as a source of good jobs and investment. These communities are now in need of assistance to diversify their economies and train workers for new jobs.

Oct152015

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Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker helped lay the foundation for a new chapter of relations between the United States and Cuba after 50 years of broken commercial and diplomatic ties. On October 6-7, Secretary Pritzker became the second U.S. cabinet official to travel to Cuba since President Obama called for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations.

Oct152015

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I was born in California but grew up mostly in a college town in Montana. I am fortunate to have two amazing parents who both pushed me to work hard and supported me while I follow my passions. My passions led me to pursue an undergraduate degree in music and then to change tracks to pursue a Master’s degree in foreign policy and a PhD in global health policy.

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