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North Carolina offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

...be significantly larger than Texas to be competitive because the Lone Star State has no corporate or income tax, Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker said in an interview last week. Companies on the move compare the total cost of its new site and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-01/nc-offered-100m-toyota-hq-
Let Export-Import Bank expire

...Barack Obama denounced in 2008 as "little more than a fund for corporate welfare." Today, according to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, the Obama administration is "100 percent committed" to the bank.That could be because, as U...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-19/let-export-import-ban
Georgia praised for export effort

...assistance to exporters. A pair of Georgia companies also won recognition for the goods they ship to foreign buyers.Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker notes that President John Kennedy initiated the awards in 1962 to encourage activity that strengthens...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-27/georgia-praised-export-eff
Debate on how to create Georgia jobs

...Commission, "but it expands beyond that to support a culture of advanced manufacturing in the region."U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said the competition between communities for the grants and extra agency assistance is at the center...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-02/debate-how-create-georgia-
Obama trumpets $600 million in grants to spur job training, says US must keep up in skills race

...competitive edge in a global economy that has rapidly changing technology and competition from countries China.Commerce Secretary Pen ny Pritzker, who traveled aboard Air Force One with Obama, said businesses spend $400 billion a year to train...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-16/obama-trumpets-600-million
Haley touts 40K new jobs that may be years away

...cases."When we announce jobs, it's really a pipeline. The job doesn't come until the market is ready," Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said. "There's a difference between announced jobs and payroll."Haley's office bragged Dec. 11...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-04/haley-touts-40k-new-jobs-may-
SC Gov. Haley, Commerce secretary to attend international car show in Germany

SC Gov. Nikki Haley and Commerce secretary Bobby Hitt will attend the 65th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-06/sc-gov-haley-commerce-secreta
Boeing investing another $1 billion, creating 2,000 new jobs in S.C.

...economic growth so the private sector can do what government can't, create sustainable new jobs," he said.Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said the incentives are similar to those granted to BMW when its plant in Greer, S.C., expanded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-09/boeing-investing-another-1
Losing his grip

...together. But by nearly every measurement, the Obama presidency is unraveling.When our heretofore unheard-of Commerce Secretary John Bryson was cited over last weekend for ramming several cars with his own in separate accidents in California...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2012-06-16/losing-his-grip
SC libertarian think tank, conservation group promote 8-part plan to reform ethics laws

...corporate welfare. Along those lines, the alliance wants any company seeking incentives to apply for them publicly. Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt has called such arguments impractical. He told senators earlier this year that requiring companies to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-08-29/sc-libertarian-think-tank-con