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Secretaries Raimondo and Granholm, Governor Roy Cooper, Applaud VinFast’s Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in Building EVs in North Carolina
Today, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper applauded Vietnamese automaker VinFast’s announcement of a multi-billion dollar-investment in building electric vehicles and batteries in North Carolina. VinFast’s investment will create more than 7,000 jobs in the region and fuel American efforts to combat the climate crisis.
Readouts of Secretary Raimondo’s Meetings with Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan and Delegation from Singapore
President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Calls for Critical Investments in Key Commerce Priorities
The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023. The President’s 2023 Budget for the Department of Commerce makes historic investments to strengthen domestic supply chains through domestic manufacturing, help distressed communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, uplift minority-owned enterprises, and ensure that we have the tools needed to combat the climate crisis.
Commerce Department Releases Strategic Plan to Boost America’s Competitiveness
The Department of Commerce released its fiscal year 2022-2026 Strategic Plan laying out an agenda for innovation, resilience and equity to strengthen America’s competitiveness in the 21st century. Along with the strategic plan, the Department also published the first-ever learning agenda, through which all bureaus will build rigorous evidence on program outcomes.
Commerce Deputy Secretary Graves Joins Senator Wicker in Mississippi to Spotlight Historic Broadband Infrastructure Investments Coming to the State
Last week, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves joined Senator Roger Wicker in Jackson, Mississippi, to announce the details of a $32.7 million broadband infrastructure grant coming to the state to help close the digital divide and expand access to high-speed internet. They also connected with local carriers and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to emphasize the importance and expansion of future partnerships.
Raimondo, Tai Statements on 232 Tariff Agreement with United Kingdom
Recently, United States Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine C. Tai announced a new 232 tariff agreement with the United Kingdom to allow historically-based sustainable volumes of U.K. steel and aluminum products to enter the U.S. market without the application of Section 232 tariffs.
Vice President Harris, Commerce Deputy Secretary Graves Travel to Louisiana to Highlight Historic Broadband Infrastructure Investments Coming to the State
On Monday, March 21, Vice President Kamala Harris and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Sunset, Louisiana, to hear directly from Louisianans about the struggles they face due to the stark digital divide and lack of access to fast, affordable, and reliable broadband. The Vice President and Deputy Secretary delivered a strong message that help is on the way thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, which sets out to achieve the ambitious goal of connecting all Americans to the internet.