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Workforce Development

Making investments in our workforce and building out critical business infrastructure are key elements of any strategy to ensure our nations’ future economic growth. And when these investments are matched locally and amplify existing local and regional technological assets and expertise, they are doubly effective.

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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Deputies' Convening on Equitable Economic Growth

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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our kickoff Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth.It’s great to be here with all of you. Thank you, Fran, for that introduction. Thank you to my fellow Deputies for joining us today: Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo, Labor Deputy Secretary Julie Su, and Transportation Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg. And thank you Susan Rice, the...

ADVISORY: Department of Commerce, Ford Foundation to Host Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth

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On November 9th, 2021, the Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Ford Foundation; the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance; B Lab; Families and Workers Fund; and Ariel Investments, will host the Biden-Harris administration’s first-ever Interagency Convening on Equitable Economic Growth, bringing together key voices from the government, business, investor, philanthropic and the advocacy...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between October 24-29 to attend the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute’s fifth conference where he advanced the Administration’s Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative; promoted U.S. green economy and infrastructure products and services as opportunities to support the Kingdom’s climate objectives; and promoted...

Manufacturing Month: Deputy Secretary Don Graves Stresses Administration’s Commitment to Equitable Workforce Training in Ohio: Announces $3.6 Million Grant for Workforce Development Facility in Cleveland

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Emphasizes Importance of Broadband & Racial Equity to Workforce Development In honor of Manufacturing Month, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio from October 6-8, where he addressed the Administration’s commitment to closing the labor gap and putting Americans back to work in the wake of the pandemic. While there, Deputy Secretary Graves...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Cleveland Cuyahoga Community College Roundtable

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you at the Cuyahoga Community College Roundtable. Thank you, Dr. Johnson, for that kind introduction and for organizing this event. I’d also like to thank our Northern Ohio District Export Council members for volunteering your time to support our trade community. And I want to express my gratitude to Jodi Berg from Vitamix and Jack Schron from Jergens for...

Department of Commerce Kicks Off New Job Quality Initiative to Help Ensure that Economic Recovery is Built on Quality Jobs

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Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves hosted the convening of national experts to officially launch the Department of Commerce’s new Job Quality Initiative. The initiative is aimed at ultimately helping American employers become more competitive by providing their workers with high quality jobs. “Having a job isn’t just about a paycheck – it’s also...

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...

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...

Secretary Raimondo's Remarks on President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda to the City Club of Cleveland

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Thank you, Kristen, for that kind introduction. It’s an honor to be speaking with all of you today at the City Club of Cleveland. My Deputy Secretary, Don Graves, is Cleveland’s biggest cheerleader, and I owe him a big 'thank you' for letting me speak to you before he does. My colleague in the cabinet, Marcia Fudge, is also from Ohio, and it's clear to me by now that only the best people come from...