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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to Travel to Costa Rica to Highlight Bilateral Commercial Relationship, Underscore Need for Diverse Semiconductor Supply Chains

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will travel to Costa Rica next month to highlight the U.S.-Costa Rican bilateral commercial and investment relationship, and to underscore the need for diverse and resilient semiconductor supply chains. During her travel, the Secretary will address the need for geographical diversification of the semiconductor ecosystem to like-minded nations through...

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases 2023 Update to Equity Action Plan, Outlines New Commitments to Advance Equity

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Today the U.S. Department of Commerce released the 2023 update to its Equity Action Plan , in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government equity agenda. This Equity Action Plan is part of the Department’s efforts to implement the President’s Executive Order on “ Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government ,”...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the Virginia Innovation Forum

Thank you, Senator Warner. I am grateful to you and Representative Beyer for joining us today. Your leadership was essential to getting the CHIPS and Science Act passed and making the Innovation Fund happen. I also want to thank Assistant Secretary Davidson and the entire Innovation Fund team at NTIA for your terrific work standing up this program and funding projects like the one we’re here to...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo spoke with Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong. Secretary Raimondo wished Minister Gan a happy Lunar New Year and thanked him and the Government of Singapore for its strong commitment to the continued success of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). The Secretary and Minister also discussed work that the United...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo underscored the importance of Thailand’s contributions and participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). In particular, the two discussed ways to work together to strengthen economic ties...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Hosts Launch of HBCU CHIPS Network to Build a Skilled and Diverse Workforce in Producing Semiconductors

Network Expected to Provide Access and Opportunity for Black Americans Coinciding with Black History Month, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo hosted the launch of the HBCU CHIPS Network yesterday, a collaboration between several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the Georgia Institute of Technology. This collaboration will help coordinate the resources of these colleges and...

Two Years of Indo-Pacific Strategic Results: Strengthening Indo-Pacific Commerce for a Prosperous Future

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Under the Biden-Harris Administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, launched on February 11, 2022, the United States Department of Commerce has worked collaboratively with allies and partners to build an Indo-Pacific region that is free and open, connected, prosperous, secure, and resilient. Home to more than one-half of the world’s people and nearly two-thirds of the world’s economy, the Indo-Pacific...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the HBCU CHIPS Network Launch

Thank you for that introduction, Kylie. I am grateful for your leadership as the Chief Opportunity and Inclusion Officer at CHIPS. It’s my honor to welcome you to the Department of Commerce, especially as we observe Black History Month. It’s hard to overstate how transformative the CHIPS for America program is going to be for communities across the country. Semiconductors have become integral to...