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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Africa’s immense economic potential, increasing integration into global markets, expanding infrastructure, and demographic boom provide a remarkable opportunity to enhance U.S. trade and investment ties across the continent.  African countries are tackling economic challenges by diversifying their economies, streamlining regional and global economic cooperation, and innovating to overcome...

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