‘I feel we open their eyes,’ U.S. Commerce Secretary remarks at conclusion of inaugural US-EU Commerce – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo visited Astrobotic Technology’s North Side headquarters Thursday to mark the conclusion of the inaugural U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council meetings in Pittsburgh, of which she and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai were co-chairs.

Following a tour of the space robotics company’s facility, Raimondo remarked that her two European counterparts, European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager and European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, left the city with a greater appreciation for all that Pittsburgh, and the U.S. at large, has to offer when it comes to technology and innovation.

“I think we open their eyes to all that’s going on in Pittsburgh. They left blown away by what they saw, they left convinced, and by the way, me, too,” Raimondo said. “When everyone comes to Pittsburgh and sees it, it’s not just one robotics company, it’s not just that CMU is here. It’s a vibrant and deep ecosystem of technology innovation, and both of my counterparts and their whole teams left believers in what’s going on here in Pittsburgh.”

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