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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Declares Fishery Disaster in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence

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Today, in response to a request from Governor Roy Cooper, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that a commercial fishery failure occurred in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence, which caused severe damage throughout the state in September of 2018. “The Trump Administration and Department of Commerce stand ready to support all Americans who were struck by devastating hurricanes...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Cote d’Ivoire MOU Signing Ceremony

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Thank you Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcel Amon-Tanoh for making the trip to the United States and to Washington, D.C., representing your great nation at this historic event. I know that you hail from the “Jewel of West Africa,” a wonderful, and increasingly stable nation that our President’s Advisory Council for Doing Business in Africa visited earlier this year on its fact-finding trip through...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Space Summit: Industry Taking Off

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Thank you, Caroline, for that kind introduction, and good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. It’s great to be back at the Chamber of Commerce. You’ve had an exciting day of discussions. It’s an honor to follow to the podium NASA Administrator Bridenstine, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, and even Commerce’s own Dr. Neil Jacobs from NOAA. They will be key to the future of human activity and...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Minority Business Development Agency Grant Awards

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) of the Department of Commerce awarded over $13 million to 35 projects in communities across the country. The grants, which are part of MBDA’s new Broad Agency Announcement initiative, reflect critical Department of Commerce priorities including space commerce, aquaculture, disaster relief,...

Spurring Innovation During National Entrepreneurship Month

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By: Karen Dunn Kelley American ingenuity has powered our nation through advances in technologies such as integrated circuits, personal computers, and the Internet. Through recessions and economic booms, innovation has remained the hallmark of the U.S. economy. Americans have consistently invented revolutionary new technologies and, in the process, created immense global industries. If the United...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Aerospace Industries Association Board of Governors Meeting

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Good morning, and thank you for the warm introduction. Today is an exciting time for aerospace industries in America. The economy is strong. Tax cuts and deregulation are maximizing business opportunities and creating jobs. And domestic manufacturing is growing at an unprecedented rate. Over the last year, U.S. manufacturing added well over 300,000 jobs, the most since 1995. Under the Trump...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross at the 2018 National Competitiveness Forum

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Thank you for inviting me to your Forum. Today’s discussion is extremely important to the future course of our country. Global industrial competitiveness continues to be one our greatest and most complex national challenges. Thank you, Sam Allen, for leading the Council on Competitiveness from your perch atop Deere & Co., one of our most iconic and innovative American companies. We all know that...

Celebrate and Support Small Businesses

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business. How You Can Participate For shoppers Find participating small businesses in your area For small business owners Get advice on...