U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Names Host Cities for 2010 and 2011...

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Names Host Cities for 2010 and 2011 Annual National Convention and Business Expo

Albuquerque, NM and Dallas, TX to host largest U.S. Hispanic business convention


Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – PRNewswire)–January 31, 2008–The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced the selection of the host cities for its 2010 and 2011 Annual National Convention and Business Expo. The sites will host the largest gathering of Hispanic business owners in the country, and contribute an anticipated $10 million to the local economy of each city.

“On behalf of the USHCC Board of Directors and our 200 local chambers nationwide, we look forward to working with local business and government leaders to host what will be one of the most successful national conventions on record in their respective city,” stated Board Chair David C. Lizárraga.

Dallas was chosen as the 2010 convention site in part because of its large concentration of Hispanic residents and Hispanic-owned companies. According to the state census, one-third of Dallas’ population is Hispanic, and there are 55,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in the state of Texas. The 2011 convention site will be Albuquerque, with a population that is two-thirds Hispanic. There are 30,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in the state of New Mexico.

“The USHCC is very excited about the prospect of showcasing our Hispanic business community on a national stage,” said Eric L. Carson, USHCC Site Selection Committee Chair. “Hosting this type of event puts Dallas and Albuquerque on the map as two of the nation’s top centers of Hispanic business activity and development. I want to express my personal thanks and gratitude to the site selection committee who did great work in the selection process.”

Convention sites are selected through an RFP process supervised by the USHCC Site Selection Committee. Committee members measure RFP respondents in areas ranging from the ease and cost of reaching the location, to the ability of the local host committee to raise financial support and promote attendance,

This year, the USHCC Convention will be held in Sacramento, California, from September 24 -27.

Additional information about the 2010 and 2011 in Dallas and Albuquerque, respectively, can be obtained by contacting Oda Solms at (202) 842-1212 or via email at osolms@ushcc.com.

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 more than 2.5 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that generate more than $388 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Uruguay.

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U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Names Host Cities for 2010 and 2011 Annual National Convention and Business Expo