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Build It Here, Sell It Everywhere
Thank you, Deputy Secretary Nides. Thanks to Mike Fro-man, Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs. Thanks to Secretary Clinton and our partners here at the State Department for putting this together.
It's great to be here with business leaders, representatives from American Chambers of Commerce, and people who help U.S. businesses compete in the global marketplace. You are all critical to American competitiveness, prosperity, and jobs.
In October of last year, I was confirmed as Secretary.
Around that same time, Secretary Clinton sent a cable to her staff in U.S. embassies. It said that strengthening our economic leadership abroad and driving growth here at home-"economic statecraft"-is now a key part of what the State Department does.