Dinner Speech at VBKI

…what we do do – and that’s part of why I am here this evening – is exchange opinions, conduct research on economic and industry trends, and examine issues ranging from trade, investment, development, entrepreneurship and innovation. Every Embassy has an economic unit, and working with the Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Labor and Agriculture, we analyze local, regional and global economies, as well as industry sectors within those economies; and the information we develop, whether on projected crop yields or trends in manufacturing and international trade, is frequently made publicly available.