Commerce Secretary John Bryson’s vision for job creation: Build it Here. Sell it Everywhere

Posted by Anonymous on 12/16/2011

Yesterday Commerce Secretary John Bryson outlined his vision for job creation in a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Like the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), Bryson believes the key to job creation lies in improving our manufacturing base. As he explained, “We need to help American businesses build it here and sell it everywhere.”

Bryson believes this goal can be accomplished by following several important steps:

“To help American businesses build it here and sell it everywhere, there are three areas in particular that the Commerce Department will be focused on in the months ahead:

•    Supporting advanced manufacturing;
•    Increasing U.S. exports; and
•    Attracting more investment to America from all over the world.”

He also pointed out that, although China is a valuable trade partner to the U.S., it’s time for Beijing to start playing by the rules:

“And as President Obama has said, our economic relationship should continue to be mutually beneficial for our countries far into the future – if China abides by its global trade obligations.

But the United States has reached a point where we cannot quietly accept China ignoring many of the trade rules.  China still substantially subsidizes its own companies, discriminates against foreign companies and has poor intellectual property protections.”

Click here to read Secretary Bryson’s full remarks.

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