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Washington (Oct. 7) - U.S. Commerce Assistant Secretary William G. Sutton addresses the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute's Fall Meeting. Sutton emphasized the vital role free trade agreements (FTAs) play in growing U.S. manufacturing exports and ensuring American manufacturers have fair access to emerging global markets.
Rochester, N.Y. (Sept. 23) - U.S. Commerce Assistant Secretary William G. Sutton (left) discusses the Sustainable Manufacturing American Regional Tour (SMART) at the Rochester Institute of Technology. SMART seeks to share with U.S. businesses successful and sustainable manufacturing practices that reduce natural resource use and energy consumption while enhancing profitability. (More)
Grand Rapids, MI - U.S. Commerce Assistant Secretary William G. Sutton (right) leads the second Sustainable Manufacturing American Regional Tour (SMART) at Steelcase, Inc., a Michigan-based wood products manufacturer. Sutton also visited Cascade Engineering Company, Herman Miller, and Rapid-Line, Inc. “Sustainability is integral to American manufacturing’s continued global leadership and growth,” said Sutton. (More)
International Visitation to the U.S. on the Rise: Visitor Spending Hits Record High in May
Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 4.3 million international
visitors traveled to the United States in May, an increase of 14 percent over May 2007 (more)
U.S. Commerce Assistant Secretary William G. Sutton leads the first Sustainable Manufacturing American Regional Tour (SMART) at Sunnen Products Company
St. Louis (July 28) - U.S. Commerce Assistant Secretary William G. Sutton leads the first Sustainable Manufacturing American Regional Tour (SMART) at Sunnen Products Company. “The United States is a global leader in sustainable manufacturing, improving our competitiveness in the global market,” said Sutton. “The SMART project seeks to showcase ways U.S. manufacturers can attract new clients and customers, become good corporate citizens, and boost their bottom lines through sustainable production practices.” (more)
U.S. Manufacturing Exports Swing from Deficit to Surplus with Free Trade Agreement Countries
Washington - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez announced new U.S. Commerce Department data showing that the United States is running a trade surplus in manufactured exports with our 14 free trade agreement (FTA) partners. (more)
Clean Energy Exporter Guides Released
Resource Unveiled for U.S. Clean Energy Companies Looking to Export to China and India. (more)
Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) financial assistance awards are being accepted until
MDCP awards help trade associations and eligible non-profits to help small- and medium-sized-enterprises to be more competitive in global markets. Please pass along to anyone that you think would benefit from this important notice. The program description and funding requirements can be found at: https://trade.gov/mdcp/about.html.
William G. Sutton addressing Industry Week's Best Plant Conference Competitiveness of the manufacturing and service sector in the 21st Century Economy (More)
Assistant Secretary William G. Sutton addresses participants at the Manufacturing 2040 Project.
Hosted by Manufacturing & Services, Manufacturing 2040 is a two-day workshop that will bring executives and experts from manufacturing, academia, and government together to map out the future role, importance and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing and the implications for U.S. policy. This scenario developing exercise is designed to improve the national discussion about a variety of issues important to manufacturing and to facilitate the implementation of policies to improve the U.S. business environment.
Commerce Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services William G. Sutton issued the following statement on the recently released report, Manufacturing the Future: Federal Priorities for Manufacturing R&D. The report is available online at www.manufacturing.gov (more)
Gutierrez Announces Record Tourism in 2007
Washington (March 10)—In remarks to the National League of Cities, Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez announced that 2007 set an all time record for international tourism, with visitors pumping $122 billion into the U.S. economy from over 56 million international visitors supporting 8.5 million American jobs. "This is yet another record-breaking year for the US travel and tourism industry and another year in which it produced a healthy trade surplus," Gutierrez said.
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U.S. Commerce Secretary to Deliver Keynote Address to “Powering Our Low Carbon Future” Conference
116 U.S. Cities Are "Billion Dollar Markets" — New data series measures exports of goods from U.S. metropolitan areas
Gutierrez Signs U.S.-China Tourism Agreement to Boost Visits to U.S.
International Visitation Up 15 Percent in August 2007 Spending Exceeded $10 Billion for the Month - Year-To-Date Arrivals 9 Percent Above Last Year
White Paper-Visas and Foreign Direct Investment (PDF)
U.S. Commerce Department and Kauffman Foundation Announce Public-Private Partnership on Entrepreneurship
U.S. Commerce Department Forecasts Record Arrivals from Travelers to the United States
International Visitation Up Nine Percent in July 2007 Spending Exceeded $10 Billion for the Month - Year-To-Date Arrivals 8 Percent Above Last Year
Remarks of William G. Sutton, Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services
The Benefits of Pending Free Trade Agreements -
Bureau of Industry and Security Export Controls Seminar - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Commerce Announces Launch of North American Steel Trade Committee NAFTA Steel Monitor
Rear Admiral William G. Sutton, U.S. Navy (Ret.) joins the Commerce Department as Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services
The United States Joins Other Global Destinations in the Annual Celebrations of World Tourism Day
International Visitation Up 12 Percent in June 2007 Spending Exceeded $10 Billion for the Month - Year-To-Date Arrivals 8 Percent Above Last Year