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Driving The U.S. Economy: Approve the Colombia, Panama and South Korea FTAs

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Commerce Official Releases Report on Promoting U.S. Competitiveness

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Promoting Competitiveness

WASHINGTON (Dec. 18)—U.S. Commerce Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services (MAS) William G. Sutton announced the release of a report Promoting Competitiveness: Partnerships and Progress of the Office of Manufacturing and Services during speeches to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Academies of Science’s Board of Manufacturing and Engineering Design. “This report gives stakeholders an inside look at how we help create a positive, pro-business environment in which private industry can thrive and create jobs,” said Sutton. (More) (Press Release)

Secretary Gutierrez Speaks to American Entrepreneurs About Administration’s Trade Accomplishments

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Washington (Nov. 18)—U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez spoke about the importance of trade—and its role in ensuring our nation’s future prosperity at a Small Business Administration (SBA) trade symposium. “Exports were $1 trillion in 2001. At present rates, America’s exports will be approaching $2 trillion this year… and exports account for essentially all the growth in our economy so far this year,” Gutierrez said. An important step that will give our economy the stimulus it urgently needs would be passing the three pending free trade agreements before Congress, especially Colombia.
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