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Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the U.S. Investment Advisory Council Meeting

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Thank you, Gil, for that kind introduction. It is my pleasure to welcome this group to the first meeting of the newly re-constituted Investment Advisory Council. I hope this morning’s session has been successful. Thank you all for volunteering for this assignment. Your civic engagement is extremely important to the future of our economy. Thank you also to Steven Meyers, and David Wheel, and...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Summit

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Thank you, Walt, for that kind introduction, and thank you all for joining us today. This year’s summit theme is The United State of Manufacturing, and I particularly like this theme for two distinct reasons. First, it’s a description of this room: manufacturing leaders from every corner of our nation representing a wide variety of industries and 14 of our world-class universities. Second, the...

How 11 Million Minority-Owned Firms Can Close the Wealth Gap and Drive the U.S. Economy

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The following is a cross-post from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), in collaboration with the Milken Institute, convened prominent scholars, economists and business leaders to combine research efforts in support of the growth and expansion of minority business enterprises (MBEs). Fifty years after the...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Travels to Greece and Turkey

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Over the past two weeks, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross traveled to Greece and Turkey to discuss the United States’ economic relationships with these nations as well as the best route to strengthening their commercial partnerships with the U.S. “The United States is an essential economic partner to countries across the Eastern Mediterranean,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “With...

Census Bureau Launches Updated 2020 Census Website

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The U.S. Census Bureau recently launched a new version of 2020census.gov. The new website adds features, resources and materials to help inform the public about the 2020 Census. The site includes dozens of new Statistics in Schools materials, a new webpage to share facts about the 2020 Census, information on applying for jobs , and frequently asked questions (FAQs). The new Statistics in Schools...

Spotlight on Commerce: Catalina Martinez, Regional Program Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Growing up in a hardworking, traditional Cuban family of little means, I was pulled out of school often as a child to help care for my sick grandmother and to work to help the family in other ways. My grandparents believed that girls didn’t need an education, and that only boys should go to school. Thankfully, I grew up in a very diverse community, so I knew there was more out there for girls than...

Joint Press Statement from Commissioner Věra Jourová and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Third Annual EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Review

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers, and Gender Equality Věra Jourová made the following statement regarding the third annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: “Senior officials from the United States Government, the European Commission, and EU data protection authorities gathered in Washington, DC on September 12 and 13 to...

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Privacy Shield Framework, Third Annual Review

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Thank you, Jim, for that kind introduction. Good morning everyone, and welcome to the Third Annual Joint Review of the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Thank you, Director-General Astola — and the entire European delegation — for making the trans-Atlantic trip to discuss Privacy Shield and our shared commitment to protecting personal data. Commissioner Jourova was called to meetings with...