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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.

Sep212016

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On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker hosted the East African Heads of State roundtable in New York City. Held alongside the United Nations General Assembly meeting and the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, the roundtable brought together East African leaders to discuss business development, investment opportunities, and economic growth in their respective countries.

Sep162016

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Shortly after her appointment as U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker spotlighted the importance of providing data to the public by making it one of the five pillars of the Department’s strategic plan. This was followed by the hiring the Department of Commerce’s first Chief Data Officer and the launch of the Commerce Data Service.

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