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Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Mining and Energy of Serbia, Dr. Zorana Mihajlović

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Today, Deputy Secretary Graves met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Mining and Energy of Serbia, Dr. Zorana Mihajlović. During the meeting, the Deputy Secretary underscored the Department of Commerce’s commitment to exploring opportunities to enhance the U.S.-Serbia commercial relationship. Deputy Secretary Graves congratulated the Government of Serbia on modifications to its renewable...

Commerce Department Awards $60 million in NOAA Education Grants to HBCUs to Increase Diversity in STEM Workforce

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce, through its National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has awarded grants of up to $30 million, over a five-year period, to two Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Florida A&M University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. These grants build up NOAA’s continuing long-term commitment to ensuring a future NOAA workforce that is...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the CS London Climate Change Business Forum 2021: “The Road to COP26”

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, Minister Counselor Gallant, for that introduction, and thank you, Ambassador Reeker, for hosting today’s event. I’m so grateful to our sponsors and the Commercial Service London for all you do to advance our shared goals on climate change. What an amazing program we’ve had today – from the networking to the panels and speakers on...

Celebrating the Culture and Contributions of Hispanic Americans

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the culture and contributions of Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. The observance was born in 1968 when Congress authorized the president to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage...

Readout of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Meeting with EU Commissioner Thierry Breton

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Today, Secretary Raimondo met with her counterpart, European Union Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, who visited Washington for a series of meetings on U.S.-EU cooperation on boosting vaccine manufacturing, ramping up semiconductor production, and strengthening supply chain security in critical sectors. Secretary Raimondo reaffirmed the importance the Biden Administration places on...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference

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The following remarks were pre-recorded. Good morning everyone, and welcome to the 2021 Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference! MED Week is our Department’s most important event in support of minority businesses and entrepreneurs. You have an exciting week ahead of you! The MBDA staff has worked hard to put together an amazing lineup − from seminars to networking sessions and training...

Recorded Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Spectrum Policy Symposium

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2021 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium. Thank you, Evelyn, for that kind introduction and for your remarkable leadership. We learned during the pandemic that high-speed internet isn’t a luxury − it’s essential to everyday life, from jobs to healthcare and education. Yet today, 30 million Americans lack reliable or affordable broadband, and over 83 million aren’t fully...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Spectrum Policy Symposium

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The following remarks were pre-recorded. Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2021 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium. Thank you, Evelyn, for that kind introduction and for your remarkable leadership. We learned during the pandemic that high-speed internet isn’t a luxury − it’s essential to everyday life, from jobs to healthcare and education. Yet today, 30 million Americans lack reliable or affordable...