SAN DIEGO.-The Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce (HISCEC) is pleased to announce a public Q&A event and reception with Javier Palomarez, President and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), at 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 7, at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theater.
The USHCC represents 4.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. that together contribute more than $668 billion to the nation’s economy every year. The USHCC also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations through a network of more than 200 local chambers of commerce and business associations.
Mr. Palomarez is one of the nation’s top Hispanic business leaders. He will discuss the critical importance of the commercial and economic relationship between Mexico and the United States and the economic impact of Hispanic entrepreneurs in the United States.
"Small business is the economic engine that drives the American economy - creating 2/3 of all new jobs nationwide. Hispanic entrepreneurs in particular, are launching businesses at a pace more than double the national average. Also, the importance of the relationship with Mexico to small business cannot be overstated. Of the American companies that export, 98 percent are small and midsize businesses, and account for a significant portion of the $1.5 billion in cross border trade every day," said Javier Palomarez, President & CEO of USHCC.
“HISCEC is pleased to host this visit by Mr. Palomarez, one of the nation’s most important advocates for Hispanic small businesses and U.S.-Mexico trade and investment,” said Tayde Aburto, President and CEO of HISCEC. “In the San Diego region, the entrepreneurship rate among Hispanics exceeds that of the region as a whole. HISCEC and the USHCC give voice to the importance of Hispanic businesses to the regional and the national economy.”
HISCEC is a 1,100 member, San Diego-based business organization with a network of over 16,000 business owners and professionals, active chapters in Florida and Washington State, and strategic partners in both the United States and Mexico. HISCEC's mission is to promote the competitiveness of small- and medium-sized businesses in the marketplace through the use of the Internet as a business tool. HISCEC’s overarching regional goal is to bring the Hispanic business community of the Tijuana-San Diego mega-region to the forefront of the national economic, commercial, and political agenda.