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Politics & Public Policy

Strengthening America’s Economy by Building Back Better: Remarks from Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

Virtual Forum

Thursday, September 9, 2021
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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On top of the agenda for the U.S. Department of Commerce is American competitiveness--to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity across the nation. What this comes down to, though, is a complex mix of policy, advocacy, collaboration, international trade, research, and public engagement. And, of course, so much depends on action in Congress, as the infrastructure bill and the reconciliation package continue to work their way through Congress.

As the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo's leadership is key to President Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda. Not only is this effort focused on increasing the competitiveness of the U.S. workforce, but also on removing burdens and obstacles from businesses and labor--lowering the costs of child care and elder care and also improving broadband infrastructure, for instance.

Prior to joining the administration, Secretary Raimondo was the 75th Governor of Rhode Island, and had a successful career in venture investing. Join us for a virtual conversation with the Secretary of Commerce about the Administration’s efforts to Build Back Better after the COVID pandemic and create an American economy that invests in America’s workers and strengthens our businesses.

The livestream will be available beginning at 2:30 p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

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