Washington, DC—Today, a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) met virtually with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo for a discussion on international affairs, economic development, the 2020 Census, the importance of small businesses, tourism, the value of commercial fishing and President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Mayors shared how each of these issues impacts their cities and explained their economic priorities in the near- and long-term. Mayors thanked Secretary Raimondo for her leadership and work to drive America’s economic recovery, and participants reaffirmed their commitment to an ongoing dialogue on these topics.

Participants in the meeting included:

  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo
  • Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director
  • Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer – USCM President
  • Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley – USCM Vice President and Chair, International Affairs Standing Committee
  • Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza – Chair, USCM Immigration Reform Task Force
  • Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms – Chair, USCM 2020 Census Task Force
  • Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins – Vice Chair, USCM Transportation and Communications Standing Committee
  • Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz – Co-Chair, USCM Small Business and Entrepreneurship Task Force
  • New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell – Chair, USCM Energy Standing Committee
  • Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke