U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visiting Charlotte next week

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is visiting Charlotte next week and will hold an “ armchair discussion” moderated by Charlotte Chamber CEO Bob Morgan.

Pritzker will speak at the UNC Charlotte Center City campus Wednesday afternoon. “As secretary of commerce, she is focused on providing American businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow and hire,” the Chamber said in a news release.

Pritzker has recently been promoting greater overseas trade and exports to boost U.S. businesses.

“One of the best opportunities to create economic growth at home is to sell American goods and services to the 95 percent of global consumers who live outside our borders,” she said last week during an event to promote exports.