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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on the U.S. Competitiveness and the China Challenge

Introduction This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of relations between China and the United States. For most of this period, the United States was committed to the idea that economic engagement with China would serve our mutual interests: first, as a counterweight to the Soviet Union, and later as a gateway to a deeper political and economic partnership. Engagement also provided U.S...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Advancing Equity and Wellbeing through Data

Thank you, Elizabeth, for that introduction. And thank you, Austin, and Tony, as well as the teams at New America and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, for your partnership throughout this effort. Your thought leadership on new economic paradigms that advance individual and family well-being is critical to our shared goals. I also want to thank you for the research and advocacy you do to...

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Puerto Rico Economic Growth Coordinator Don Graves’ Philanthropic Roundtable with Senior Administration Officials

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Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Puerto Rico Economic Growth Coordinator Don Graves joined Julie Rodriguez, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Gene Sperling, Senior Advisor to the President and White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator, and Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Georgetown Business School Forum: Modern Industrial Strategy for U.S. Competitiveness, Equity, and Resilience

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s an honor to be back at Georgetown – my law school alma mater. I want to thank the McDonough School of Business for bringing us together for an important conversation on U.S. competitiveness and impact – in particular, impact on equity and resilience. This conference could not be timelier. For the first time in decades, we have a generational opportunity to lay claim...

Ensuring Tribal Communities Have the Resources Needed for Economic Growth

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and honor the rich history and heritage of Native Americans and recognize their vast contributions to our country’s progress and to our economy. The Commerce Department is committed to ensuring that Tribal communities have the resources they need for economic growth. That commitment starts with high-speed internet. For too long, Tribal...

Breaking Ground in Design: MBDA Helps Support New Indigenous Projects

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the U.S. Department of Commerce has recognized the extensive impact of Native American innovators, entrepreneurs, and minority business enterprises throughout the nation. As the only federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises, Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) offers a...

Increasing Representation of Native Americans in STEM and Innovation

Joint blog by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Economic Development Administration This month, the U.S. Department of Commerce is celebrating Native American innovators and entrepreneurs. Agencies across the Department of Commerce, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Economic Development Administration (EDA), offer a number of tools and resources to support all...

Leaders in NOAA Elevate Native American Voices to Foster Education on Indigenous Issues and Culture

During National Native American Heritage Month, the Department of Commerce is paying tribute to the sacrifices, contributions, and achievements of Native Americans and honoring their cultural heritage. In recognition of this month, the Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) celebrates Tracy Boze and James Daugomah, two outstanding employees who, among other...