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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Next Phase of Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Initiative [Read More]

Assistant Secretary Jay Williams formally announces a $2.5 million EDA investment to support the expansion of the HOPE Inside Small Business Empowerment Initiative at the Hope Global Summit in Atlanta. [Learn More]

Assistant Secretary Williams with CITCA members at NextEnergy in Detroit, MI.

Assistant Secretary Jay Williams tours robotics lab with Detroit Public School Students at the Cody Academy of Public Leadership. Detroit was an early adopter of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. [Read More]

Assistant Secretary Jay Williams speaks with students Dejau and Myles from Cody Academy of Public Leadership at the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates launch. Detroit was an early adopter of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. [Read More]

What is Economic Development?

Economic Development creates the conditions for economic growth and improved quality of life by expanding the capacity of individuals, firms, and communities to maximize the use of their talents and skills to support innovation, lower transaction costs, and responsibly produce and trade valuable goods and services.

Economic Development requires effective, collaborative institutions focused on advancing mutual gain for the public and the private sector. Economic Development is essential to ensuring our economic future.

Highlights

Commerce official visits Detroit, auto show to support region's economic resurgence
Crain's Detroit Business (1/14/15)

Assistant Secretary Williams Talks About Detroit’s Recovery (MP3)
WJR-AM Radio Host Paul W. Smith (1/14/15)

U.S Commerce Assist. Secretary Jay Williams to visit Brownsville for BEDC roundtable discussion
News Center 23 Rio Grande Valley (1/21/2015)

Commerce Official To Participate in Bined Roundtable Discussion
Rio Grande Guardian (1/21/2015)

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