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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Fibertex Nonwovens Facility in Gray Court, South Carolina

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It is great to be here with all of you and to be on the ground to witness your industrial response to the COVID-19 crisis. It’s also wonderful to be here with Governor McMaster. You have been so instrumental in this state remaining an industrial powerhouse. All Americans are thankful of this state’s continued investment and commitment to textile production. I am also grateful for the swift action...

Commerce This Week: June 3

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Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Initiates Section 232 Investigation into Imports of Vanadium

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has initiated an investigation into whether the present quantities or circumstances of vanadium imports into the United States threaten to impair the national security. This decision follows review of the petition filed by domestic producers, AMG Vanadium LLC (Cambridge, OH), and U.S. Vanadium LLC (Hot Springs, AR), on November 19, 2019, requesting that the...

Commerce Honors First Anniversary of President Trump’s Executive Order Establishing the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI)

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Guest blog post by Tina Wei Smith, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) As the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), it is my honor to serve the 22 million people who make up this important and quickly growing population of Americans. Our work has never been more critical...

Commerce Department Invests $10 Million in Florida to Support Business Recovery Efforts and Advanced Manufacturing

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FORT PIERCE, FL – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced $10 million in Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants to the state of Florida during a visit to Indian River State College (IRSC) in Ft. Pierce. The two EDA grants will help recovering businesses gain access to capital and will fund the construction of a new IRSC worker training facility to bolster the region’s...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Boating Industry Roundtable Discussion Maverick Boating Group in Fort Pierce, Florida

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Scott Deal, CEO and Founder of Maverick Boating Group, introduced Secretary Ross. Thank you, Scott, for the kind introduction, and thank you for hosting us at this impressive new facility. When we met a few years ago, you insisted that the recreational sportfishing industry was a big and important driver of GDP throughout the country. And you were right. Prior to the onslaught of COVID-19, the...

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) Convenes Inaugural Open Meeting and Virtual Listening Session

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On May 20th, the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders convened its Inaugural Open Meeting with all fourteen (14) Commissioners in attendance. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, Co-Chairs of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, provided welcoming remarks at the meeting, which...

Spotlight on Commerce: Emy Tseng, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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Guest blog post by Emy Tseng, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration I am honored to participate in the Department of Commerce’s celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I was born in Taiwan and spent most of my childhood in Seattle. Growing up, my favorite subjects were math and music. Along the way a number...