The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has announced the opening of a regional office in Dallas. The regional office, the first of its kind for the organization, is located in the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau (DCVB), which serves as the official sales and marketing arm for the city dedicated to attracting conventions and visitors to Dallas.
"As the top visitor destination in the state with a diverse population base and a strong business reputation, Dallas is the perfect location for the USHCC's first regional office," said Phillip Jones, DCVB president and CEO. "We've collaborated on many initiatives, including the 2010 national conference held in Dallas, and we look forward to a long, mutually beneficial partnership."
"An office in Dallas will allow the USHCC to quickly galvanize its resources for the benefit of our partners," said USHCC President and CEO Javier Palomarez. "We anticipate great successes from this office and look forward to opening more like it in key cities across the country."
Dallas is ranked third in the nation in terms of highest concentration of Fortune 500 company headquarters. The Dallas metroplex is home to various USHCC corporate partners including AT&T, BNSF Railways, Comerica Bank, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Frito-Lay and 7-Eleven. The Dallas economy is the sixth largest in the U.S., with a 2010 gross metropolitan product of $374 billion and a thriving Hispanic population.
"The selection process for the new home of the regional office was an extensive one," said Nina Vaca, USHCC chairwoman. "There were several cities that were great contenders for this office, but Dallas topped the list in nearly every category. We look forward to building new relationships in the city and strengthening existing ones."
Founded in 1979, the USHCC promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S., which combined generate in excess of $465 billion annually.
It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit http://www.ushcc.com.
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