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It isn’t every day you get the Secretary of Commerce, leaders from Fortune 500 companies, and 80 startups in a room, much less a room in a government building. But this past Monday the Commerce library was buzzing with energy as the Department hosted its first-ever Open for Innovation event.

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In a packed room of excited students and their proud mentors, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews addressed a group of high school students who successfully completed their Urban Alliance (UA) internships throughout Virginia. He spoke about his own introduction to the working world as a young man in Syracuse, N.Y., and the powerful lessons he learned from that experience.

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These days, there is a lot of talk about “innovation hubs.” When people think about innovation, many think about tech-heavy areas like Silicon Valley or Austin, Texas with young start-up CEOs in jeans and a hoodie. Or they think of big cities like Boston and Atlanta where giant companies invest in research and development for the next scientific breakthrough.

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