U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

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The U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC) was established in 1973 as a 501(c)(6) non-profit business association chartered in Washington D.C. "The coalition of businessmen created a bilateral organization to promote trade, investment and joint ventures on both sides of the border. Now in its third decade of operation, the Chamber has grown into a unique non-profit corporation operating through 12 offices in Mexico and the United States," its website states.

"To further promote stronger bilateral relations, the Chamber established the U.S.-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation in 1996. The foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, oversees educational and cultural exchanges designed to develop business leaders of the future, infuse practical business knowledge into the academic realm and foment understanding between the neighboring countries," the website states. [1]

Chapters

According to USMOC's history, the following are operational or planned chapters: [1]

Operational:

Non-operational:

  • Rocky Mountain Chapter, Denver, Colorado 1993
  • Gulf States Chapter, Tampa, Florida 1995
  • Northeast Chapter, Monterrey, California 1995
  • Mexico City Chapter (new), 1996
  • Great Lakes Chapter, Detroit, Michigan 1997
  • Milwaukee Chapter, 2001 (established); 2002 (operational)
  • Minneapolis Chapter, 2001 (established)
  • Camino Real Chapter, Albuquerque, NM (being organized)
  • Grand Canyon Chapter, Phoenix, AZ (being organized)

Contact Information

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite G-0003
Washington, D.C. 20004
Phone: 202 312-1520
Fax: 202 312-1530
Web: http://www.usmcoc.org

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References

  1. Regional Chapter Presidents, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, accessed April 2008.