Blog

How Hispanic Entrepreneurs are Beating Expectations and Bolstering the U.S. Economy

Capture

The more than 50 million Hispanic residents living in the United States contribute to the country in countless ways. Hispanics who are U.S. citizens come out in large numbers in the voting booth, often casting the deciding votes in critical state, local, and national elections. Latinos today also account for…

Read more

The Economic Impact of the Landscape and Lawn Care Services Industry on U.S. Latinos

logo_seal

The study entitled “The Economic Impact of the Landscaping and Lawn Care Services Industry on U.S. Latinos” examines the landscaping and lawn care industry’s impact upon Latinos. The report was conducted for the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce by the Inter-University Program on Latino Research. The research show the vital…

Read more

Congress Can Get Patent Reform Done

?????

By Main Street Patent Coalition  The 113th Congress, along with the few before it, has seldom been described as cooperative or unified. One issue, however, is defying the odds: patent reform. Patent reform is uniting Members of Congress to prevent the continued annual drain of $29 billion on American businesses directly,…

Read more

Federal Suspension and Debarment of BP Jeopardizes Growth of Small Business

Javier-Palomarez-USHCC

  By Javier Palomarez If decision makers in Washington finally put policy ahead of politics, 2014 is poised to be a transformative year for our nation’s economy. With 2013 now in our collective rearview mirror, voters and stakeholders alike are looking to the public and private sectors, in hopes they…

Read more

Maria Contreras-Sweet: From ProAmérica, to America’s Promise

MCS!!!

By Javier Palomarez For Maria Contreras-Sweet, helping America’s small businesses flourish is more than a job — it’s a calling. Her personal journey defies cynics. She is a Mexican immigrant, who arrived to the United States with her parents and five siblings as a young child. Through hard work and…

Read more

Where Is the Vote?

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

By Javier Palomarez What is deterring GOP members from calling a House vote on immigration reform isn’t a ‘trust deficit’ – it’s simply inertia. The release of GOP principles on immigration placed the question of immigration at the spotlight again, perhaps the closest we’ve ever been to finally passing comprehensive…

Read more

USHCC Chairman Emeritus Featured in Cosmopolitan for Latinas

NINA COSMO

By SHIRLEY J. VELASQUEZ For Nina Vaca, the CEO of Dallas-based Pinnacle Technical Resources, a $650 million staffing and IT service provider to Fortune 500 companies, success means seeing other Latinas at the table. At 25, the Ecuadorian immi­grant launched Pinnacle from her living room floor where she made her…

Read more

Hispanic Businesses at the Forefront of the Green Economy

green-business-ideas

The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well in our nation’s Hispanic community. Over the past two decades, Hispanics have injected a fresh dose of entrepreneurship to the U.S. economy by starting new businesses at three times the national average. Hispanic businesses are at the forefront of the green economy….

Read more

A Model for Business Development: The Intersection of the Old and New Economy

Julian Castro democrats

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation along with Wells Fargo and the University of Notre Dame will open the 2014 nation-wide Chamber Training Institute tour in San Antonio, Texas on January 14 and 15. This program will highlight emerging business forces that make the city of San…

Read more

Hispanics: A Bright Future Fuelled by Access to Technology

Internet connection

By Javier Palomarez Last year’s presidential election solidified the power and the strength of the Hispanic electorate.  Never before has a presidential race been so impacted by the nation’s Hispanic electorate, and never again will an American president be voted into office without taking into account the Hispanic vote. Although…

Read more

Why Immigration Reform Matters

Penny_Pritzker_official_photograph

By U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker This week, I visited the “Fast for Families” tent on the National Mall with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to show our support for passing commonsense immigration reform.

Read more

Untapped Economic & Job Creation Potential

Omar-Duque-240x300

  By Omar Duque   It’s no secret that Hispanics contribute significantly to the US economy, but a new report on Hispanic-owned businesses in Illinois shows Hispanic businesses face unique challenges, but have the potential to generate an additional $67 billion in revenues and create 200,000 jobs for Illinois residents….

Read more

Hispanic Businesses & Entrepreneur Drive Growth in the New Economy

Capture

Hispanic entrepreneurs are America’s business future. This thriving community numbers more than 3.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that will together contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy this year.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the country’s largest Hispanic business organization, advocates on behalf of these enterprises through our network of more than 200 chambers and business associations, as well as over 198 major corporate partners nationwide…

Read more

Business woman wins $25,000 award from Verizon

5285231947a7a.preview-620

Paredes-Oldaker was inspired to apply for the Verizon award after attending a U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce conference in Chicago earlier this year. “I thought, you know, we have a lot of great things going on in Tucson and a lot of great things going on in our community, and…

Read more

CTI Albuquerque, NM: Empowering Hispanic Business Owners

rsz_chamber_foundation_training_group

In an environment where Hispanic-owned businesses are expanding at unprecedented rates the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation along with Wells Fargo and the University of Notre Dame will host the next Chamber Training Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on November 5 and 6. On the evening of…

Read more

A Budget to Earn the Respect of Latino Voters

The Sun Rises Over Washington

By Javier Palomarez and Eric Rodriguez The upcoming weeks of bipartisan budget negotiations offer a fresh chance for Congress to put an end to the brinkmanship and discord and prove to the public that it can govern responsibly and get the economy growing again. Latinos, who have been especially hard…

Read more

The Way Forward on Broadband by Javier Palomarez

HISPANIC MOBILE

By Javier Palomarez The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held an important hearing this week about America’s transition from outdated communications networks to an all-broadband infrastructure. While the country as a whole will benefit from these much needed upgrades, the transition will have an especially strong impact on…

Read more

Available Now: Comprehensive Immigration Study

growthandinmigration-300x198

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the country’s largest Hispanic business organization, is honored to partner with the George W. Bush Institute on the second edition of Matthew Denhart’s…

Read more

Is Thanksgiving a Hispanic Opportunity? It Should Be.

Hispanic family eating Thanksgiving dinner together

By César M. Melgoza If the first rule of marketing is to know your audience, then most marketers are well aware that their targeted audiences have an increasingly multicultural constituent. Spending from emerging ethnicities, with Hispanics in particular, is growing exponentially, as the latest American Marketscape DataStream Report found that Hispanic households are…

Read more

Chicago’s Hispanic Business Community Growing Fast

Business Group

CHICAGO (CBS) — They make up a big chunk of the Chicago population and getting bigger all the time. According to the U.S. Census, there were 784,000 Hispanics in Chicago, which is nearly 29 percent of the population here. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker found out more and more are going into…

Read more

MyWireless.org 2013 Hispanic Wireless Consumer Survey

homeSlide

The results of MyWireless.org’s 2013 Hispanic Wireless Consumer Survey have arrived. Perhaps it comes as little surprise that wireless service is becoming increasingly indispensable for communication, internet access, and civic engagement of the Hispanic consumer. In fact, 88 percent survey respondents consider their wireless service as an essential service in…

Read more

America’s Business Trailblazers – The Impact of Hispanic Business Women

businesswomen

Throughout the year, the USHCC has the honor of paying tribute to America’s Hispanic entrepreneurs for their outstanding economic achievements and contributions. The most profound stories emanate from the nation’s fastest growing business community, with all evidence indicating the arrival of a new age: the age of the Hispanic business…

Read more

Hispanic Farmers, Cultivating America’s Global Leadership in Agriculture

farmer

Hard work, faith, family, community, optimism and an entrepreneurial spirit; these are the core American values that are foundational to Hispanic farmers. As the United States continues to lead the world in Agriculture production, the industry’s largest economic contributors are finally receiving well-earned recognition. Hispanic farmers are growing at twice…

Read more

USHCC President and CEO Javier Palomarez featured on ABC News’ “Power Players”, Lists World-Renowned Companies Started by Immigrants

abc

Accompanied by the George W. Bush Institute’s Executive Director Jim Glassman and Researcher Matthew Denhart, USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez made a strong, economic case for America’s immigrants during ABC News’ “Power Players” interview, conducted by ABC’s Senior National Correspondent, Jim Avila. “Corporations like AT&T, Bank of America, eBay, Google,…

Read more

USHCC and George W. Bush Institute Release Study on the Economic Imperatives of Immigration Reform – Urge Congress to Take Action

growthandinmigration

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) partnered with The George W. Bush Institute to release “Growth and Immigration: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics.”  The book, containing an in-depth analysis of the correlation between immigration and economic growth, was launched…

Read more

White House and USHCC Host First-Ever Hispanic Business Leaders Forum

ushcc-whitehouse

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) along with the White House co-hosted the first-ever Hispanic Business Leaders’ Forum yesterday. The event convened more than 80 of the nation’s top Hispanic business leaders with senior Administration officials to discuss pressing business issues including job…

Read more

USHCC Urges Congress to Consider Deficit Reduction Implications of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

budget_rev

(Washington, DC) The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) urges members of Congress to consider the economic benefit of passing the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, commonly referred to as the “Gang of Eight” bill. In a report released yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates…

Read more

USHCC President & CEO Named Among Top 100 Green Business Leaders in the Country

poder

Javier Palomarez, President & CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), has been named among the top 100 Hispanics leading the charge on environmental issues, according to Poder Magazine. The list—titled “100 Latinos Green Leaders”—is comprised of political figures, business leaders, government officials, journalists, academia and heads…

Read more

USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez Discusses Importance of Latin American Trade Relations with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden

obama

USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez met with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and senior administration officials on April 29 to discuss the strategic goals of the Hispanic business community, including strengthening U.S. trade relations with Latin America. The talks came ahead of President Obama’s trip to Mexico…

Read more

USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez Meets with Vice President Joe Biden, Stresses Economic Benefits for Immigration Reform

biden

During the visit, Palomarez highlighted the flaws of our country’s current immigration system, calling it outdated and broken, and warned on how it jeopardizes business. The current system, he cited, discourages foreign entrepreneurs from investing in our economy, disallows hard workers from becoming fully integrated tax payers, and prohibits the…

Read more