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Closing Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Jobs Quality Initiative Kickoff

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Thank you all for taking the time to join this important discussion today. Thank you Pronita and Harin for participating! Job quality is such a critical part of the President’s Build Back Better agenda, and our work together on this issue can help build a national dialogue that leads to real change. We must ensure that job quality guides decisions about federal spending to ensure that our...

Recorded Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Job Quality Initiative Kickoff

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the Job Quality Initiative Kickoff Event. Job quality is an integral part of the President’s Build Back Better agenda – especially when it comes to equitable economic growth. I know that improving job quality is also a priority for companies, especially those that are dealing with significant labor shortages. We all share an intuition about what a quality job means to us...

FACT SHEET: U.S.-EU Establish Common Principles to Update the Rules for the 21st Century Economy at Inaugural Trade and Technology Council Meeting

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Launched by President Joe Biden, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and European Council President Charles Michel at the U.S.-EU Summit in June 2021, the Trade and Technology Council held its inaugural meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 29, 2021. U.S. Co-Chairs, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and United States Trade...

U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Inaugural Joint Statement

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Section 1. Pittsburgh Statement The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) met for the first time in Pittsburgh on 29 September 2021. It was co-chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis...

The Last Drone Standing: First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge

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Picture this: A person is lost in the desert. Local first responders initiate a search and rescue operation. As they conduct the search, they’re faced with a problem: loss of broadband signal. This isn’t a made-up scenario. First responders often work in conditions where communication networks are weak or not available. One possible solution is to use drones to deploy broadband networks, making...

Secretary Raimondo Outlines Agenda to Increase American Competitiveness

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Thank you, David, for that introduction. It’s an honor to be here with you all today. Over the past six months, I’ve had an opportunity to define how the Commerce Department contributes to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Our strategy is designed to achieve an overarching goal: to improve America’s economic competitiveness so that our workers and our companies succeed in the global...

Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland (Tánaiste) and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment of the Republic of Ireland, Leo Varadkar

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Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo and Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland (Tánaiste) and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment of the Republic of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, discussed opportunities to deepen U.S.-Ireland trade and investment ties and to work together on their shared interests through the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology council, which will be convening on September 29. They also welcomed...

Commerce Secretary Raimondo Stresses America’s Road to Recovery Runs Through Nation’s Minority Business Community at Annual MED Week Conference

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On Monday, September 20, 2021, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo opened the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) annual National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference. In her remarks, she stressed that minority business enterprises (MBE’s) are the engine of the American economy and that America’s Road to recovery runs through the Nation’s minority business community. This...