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Nov052015

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This week, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed more than 1100 industry representatives during the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) annual conference to discuss export control policies and highlight how, BIS has an enormous impact on the nation’s safety and competitiveness.

Nov052015

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Our country is in the middle of a fundamental transformation in how we help people get the skills they need to succeed in jobs of the 21st century. I like to call this our “Eisenhower moment.” Sixty years ago, in building the interstate highway system, President Eisenhower made a powerful investment in our physical infrastructure that continues to pay huge economic dividends.

Nov022015

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Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany to underscore the strength of the U.S.-German partnership and address some of our top shared priorities, including concluding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership; fostering an open, innovation-based transatlantic digital economy; and supporting an independent Ukraine.

Nov022015

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There are few things more exciting than the moment when a multi-year project truly becomes a reality. I had the honor of witnessing that this weekend, when I joined Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla; Dr. Johannes Bussmann, Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik; Simone Menne, member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG; German Ambassador Dr.

Nov022015

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Problem solvers, game changers, dreamers, and doers – these are just a few descriptors commonly associated with entrepreneurs all across the U.S. Today, more than ever, we see the power and impact new businesses have throughout developing communities as these startups create jobs, improve quality of life, and help define the characteristics that make communities alive and unique.

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