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Secretarial Visit to Atlanta-Americas Competitiveness Forum Aug. 17-19


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Gutierrez, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, and Chilean Minister of Economy, Development & Reconstruction Hugo Lavados Sign Agreement to Hand over the 2009 ACF to Chile. Click here for larger image.

Secretary Gutierrez Statement on the Closing of the 2008 Americas Competitiveness Forum

Atlanta (Aug. 19)—U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin formally handed over next year’s Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) to Chilean Minister of Economy, Development & Reconstruction Hugo Lavados, who will host the forum in Chile in the Fall of 2009. Atlanta has agreed to host the forum in 2010. (More)