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Monday, April 4, 2016
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U.S. Commerce Department Announces Fifth Americas Competitiveness Exchange
Senior Officials from Across the Western Hemisphere and other Nations to Meet With Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hubs throughout Arizona and Southern California
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and Economic Development Administration (EDA), in coordination with the Organization of American States (OAS) and the U.S. Department of State, today announced that 51 high-level representatives from 24 countries will participate in the Fifth Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, April 10-16, visiting sites in Arizona and California. ACE brings together decision-makers from throughout the Western Hemisphere and other nations to explore global and regional partnerships and economic development opportunities that will strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.