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Jul252016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today met with the new U.K. Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox, who is making his first trip abroad in his new role. Secretary Pritzker and Secretary Fox both emphasized the importance of U.S.-U.K. commercial ties in light of the Brexit vote, and the indispensable partnership between the two countries not only in leading the world economy...

Jul222016

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On Thursday, July 21, exactly 209 years to the day that President Thomas Jefferson approved Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler’s plan to conduct a survey of our new nation’s coastlines, Secretary Pritzker became the first sitting Secretary of Commerce to attend a NOAA change-of-command ceremony for Ferdinand’s namesake ship in Norfolk, Virginia. During the ceremony she thanked Lt. Cmdr.

Jul222016

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On the night of July 20, Secretary Penny Pritzker toured the FedEx Global Hub facilities in Memphis, Tennessee. While there, she observed the work of thousands of team members and learned about the technology and equipment used to manage facility operations.

Jul212016

Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews delivered remarks at the White House Economic Development Forum. This annual event, jointly hosted by the Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA, the National Economic Council, and the International Economic Development Council, brought together the country’s leading economic development professionals to provide commentary on the nation’s...

Jul202016

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Yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed developers, data scientists, and designers who are using Department of Commerce data to build new tools and products aimed at ending the pay disparities that still disadvantage women in today’s economy.

Jul202016

Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews provided opening remarks at the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools awards ceremony. The 2016 awardees include 73 schools from 25 states and the District of Columbia that have demonstrated significant progress in improving their environmental impacts and costs, improving health and wellness for students and staff, and enhancing...

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