United States Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce To Open Regional Office In Dallas, TX
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce the grand opening of a new regional office in Dallas, TX. This 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.
Dallas is ranked 3(rd) in the nation in terms of highest concentration of Fortune 500 company headquarters. The Dallas metro-plex is home to various USHCC corporate partners including: American Airlines, AT&T, BNSF Railways, Comerica Bank, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Frito-Lay, Moneygram International, Rent-A-Center and 7-Eleven. The Dallas economy is the sixth largest in the United States, with a 2010 gross metropolitan product of $374 billion and a thriving Hispanic population.
“The vision for this regional office is to extend the USHCC’s presence as the premiere organization representing the voice of Hispanic business in America. An office in Dallas will allow the USHCC to quickly galvanize its resources for the benefit of our partners.” says 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.”
“The selection process for the new home of the regional office was an extensive one,” explains USHCC Chairman Nina Vaca. “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. The welcome from our friends and partners has been overwhelming and we are happy to call Dallas our 2(nd) home.”
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that 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 United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit http://www.ushcc.com.
Dallas is a destination that inspires big ideas. As the No. 1 visitor destination in Texas, the Dallas area offers the best shopping in the Southwest, a cutting-edge culinary scene led by nationally acclaimed celebrity chefs, 70,000 hotel rooms, ranging from luxury to boutique, and more than 200 golf courses. The city boasts the largest contiguous urban arts district in the U.S. with five cultural venues designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects. In addition, the Dallas metropolitan area is the only one in the Southwest to host teams representing five major professional sports leagues, including the legendary Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas area is also the largest film and television production center in Texas and the location of the Dallas Film Commission. For additional information about the city, see www.visitdallas.com.
SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce