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Sep242015

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As someone who works to support manufacturing in the United States, I’m constantly amazed by the remarkable number of opportunities manufacturing offers to job-seekers, communities and the nation. I also find it remarkable how manufacturing seems to be such a well-kept secret; the general public has some pretty big misconceptions about what it means to work in manufacturing.

Sep242015

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The importance of increasing the representation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields was the main topic of Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Michelle K. Lee’s presentation at the Million Women Mentors Summit at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

Sep232015

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker co-chaired the first-ever U.S.-India Strategic and Commerce Dialogue (S&CD) this week, a brand new mechanism intended to advance President Obama and Prime Minister Modi’s shared vision of a stronger, deeper economic partnership between our two countries.

Sep232015

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American manufacturing is making a comeback, and for good reason. For every $1.00 invested in manufacturing, the sector generates $1.32 for the economy. Moreover, manufacturing jobs are highly skilled, well-paying career opportunities that provide a key path to the middle class, with workers earning 17 percent more than similar workers employed in other sectors.

Sep222015

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The growth of our clean energy manufacturing base depends not only on what we do in the United States, but also on how we capitalize on the opportunities for U.S. businesses to benefit from the massive growth of clean energy markets beyond our borders.

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