Readout of U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzkerâ€™s Meeting with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today met with
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to talk about ways to build on the momentum
of an improving Colorado economy through efforts that support collaboration and
entrepreneurship. The Governor is a strong supporter of entrepreneurship,
innovation, and the stateâ€™s highly-skilled workforce â€“ all things that make
Colorado an attractive place to do business.
As part of her nationwide listening tour, Secretary Pritzker is meeting with state and local leaders who are undertaking creative projects to attract business investment.
Governor Hickenlooper and Secretary Pritzker discussed the potential of advanced manufacturing to create jobs and bolster the nationâ€™s economy and the Obama Administrationâ€™s efforts to strengthen American manufacturing through the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership. Secretary Pritzker also invited Governor Hickenlooper to join her at the Commerce Departmentâ€™s first-ever SelectUSA Summit, which will connect foreign and domestic investors with U.S. cities, states and regions looking to attract business investment. The Summit will give state and local officials and Economic Development Organizations unique access to investors and help them execute their investment attraction strategies. The Summit will be held in Washington, DC, on October 31 and November 1, 2013.