WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 25, 2009 – As Governor of Washington, Gary Locke worked with state businesses both large and small to successfully strengthen the state’s economy and improve its global competitiveness. He is prepared to face the challenges of our changing economy, and is an enthusiastic advocate for the innovation that will drive our national recovery and growth in the years to come. With Governor Locke at the helm, the Commerce Department will play an integral role in ensuring America remains competitive in the global marketplace.
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