STATEMENT OF USHCC PRESIDENT & CEO JAVIER PALOMAREZ ON SECRETARY PRITZKER'S POLICY AGENDA

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce applauds Secretary Penny Pritzker's bold policy agenda. The Department of Commerce's "Open for Business Agenda" capitalizes on America's world-renowned innovation, and better-equips our businesses with the data and marketplaces to compete successfully in today's global economy. We particularly commend the Secretary's commitment to revitalize the National Export Initiative, to expand on skills training programs for businesses to meet industry needs, and to focus on the leveraging of public-private partnerships.

The USHCC is confident that under Sec. Pritzker's leadership, the Department of Commerce will ensure that American businesses are at the forefront of their industry. We look forward to supporting the Department of Commerce's policy agenda and welcome any collaboration that empowers America's Hispanic business community."

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3.1 million Hispanic owned businesses nationwide that contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.USHCC.com.

CONTACT: Valentina Pereda USHCC Director of Communications 202-489-2932Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce