Advancing Entrepreneurship Through Diplomacy

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco J. Sanchez introduces President Barack Obamas video message at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 11, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Thomas R. Nides serves as Deputy Secretary of State.

This week, I’m honored to be leading the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai to connect with inspiring entrepreneurs from around the world. From our earliest days, entrepreneurs have kept America vital and resilient. They are part of our national story and one of our great national strengths.

President Obama and Secretary Clinton have been clear that our global economic policy and our foreign policy go hand-in-hand. Economic tools advance our foreign policy, and our foreign policy can accelerate economic renewal. Stable societies are built on economic opportunity, and nothing creates opportunity like entrepreneurship.

Our focus on entrepreneurship taps into values we share with people around the world. Entrepreneurs crave space for… more »

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