U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will deliver a speech in Washington, DC on Thursday, November 14, 2013 to announce a new strategic vision and top priorities for the Commerce Department. After taking office in June, Secretary Pritzker embarked on an ambitious, nationwide "listening tour," during which she visited 13 cities in 12 states and met with hundreds of business leaders and CEOs, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and Commerce employees. She has also engaged with foreign leaders and the international business community. The feedback that she received has helped to inform the areas the Department will focus on as it continues to provide the services that create the conditions for economic growth and job creation in the context of a more competitive global economy.
Secretary Pritzker will make remarks at 1776, an incubator platform located in Washington, DC that connects startups tackling challenges in education, energy, health care, government and other industries with the resources they need to excel. Marillyn Hewson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Lockheed Martin Corporation, will provide introductory remarks.