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The Intersection of Manufacturing & FDI: Job Creation

The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA). This Manufacturing Day we are highlighting the positive impact of investors in manufacturing. Whether a business decides to expand existing operations in the United States, or a new international investor opens a manufacturing plant for the first time, U.S. communities reap rewards...

How to Make the Most of Your Manufacturing Day Event

The following is a cross-post from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Blog By Mark Schmit, National Accounts Manager, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) I was five years old in December of 1974, and thanks to the magic of the holiday season I was also in joyful possession of an Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle (with action figure). At the time, the Stunt Cycle set was...

Manufacturing Day: Recognizing Manufacturing's Impact on the U.S. Economy

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's America Counts Blog It’s no secret the manufacturing sector has a major impact on the U.S. economy. But just how big of an impact will be recognized on Manufacturing Day on October 4, 2019. Manufacturing Day is held annually on the first Friday in October to showcase the contributions of this key economic sector and events are happening...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Summit

Thank you, Walt, for that kind introduction, and thank you all for joining us today. This year’s summit theme is The United State of Manufacturing, and I particularly like this theme for two distinct reasons. First, it’s a description of this room: manufacturing leaders from every corner of our nation representing a wide variety of industries and 14 of our world-class universities. Second, the...

Rethinking Manufacturing: When America Makes, America Works

This article originally appeared on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Taking Measure blog. Guest blog post by Zara Brunner, Communications Director at the NIST Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM). This is the first in a series of posts to spotlight the revitalization of U.S. manufacturing happening across the nation through Manufacturing USA® institutes and their...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at National Governors Association & U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Invest in America! Summit”

Thank you, Suzanne Clark, for that kind introduction, and congratulations on being the first female Senior Executive Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in its 104-year history. It is my pleasure to be here. Thank you for inviting me. To the governors in the room, welcome again to Washington, D.C. Welcome, also, to all of the foreign investors and representatives of foreign governments...

The Trump Administration is Building a Stronger Future

Since I started at the Department of Commerce, I have found great enjoyment visiting private businesses to learn about how they are growing their local economy and creating jobs in their communities. This has been particularly rewarding as the President makes great strides in creating the conditions for a thriving, robust economy—especially in my home state of Pennsylvania. Last week, I was...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the South Carolina International Trade Conference, South Carolina Port Authority

Thank you very much for that kind introduction. And thank you, all of you, for your hospitality. And thank you to your state for its continued engagement with the Commerce Department’s SelectUSA Investment Summit. By attracting foreign companies, South Carolina helps supply chains and creates U.S. jobs far beyond your local communities. Your state is a leader in advanced manufacturing. You’ve done...

Manufacturing Leads as Top Sector for Foreign Direct Investment in the United States

The following is a cross-post by Maureen Book, Research Analyst, SelectUSA With Manufacturing Day fast approaching on October 5, this is a great opportunity to recognize the important role that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in the U.S. manufacturing sector. Throughout the past 20 years, the manufacturing sector has been the largest recipient of all foreign direct investment in the United...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Introduces a New Tool to Deliver Access to Global Steel Trade Statistics

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the release of the new interactive Global Steel Trade Monitor. The monitor, developed by the Department of Commerce’s Enforcement and Compliance unit within the International Trade Administration, provides extensive and timely steel trade data for the top 20 global steel importing countries and top 20 global steel exporting countries. “Timely...