DEARBORN, Michigan – The leaders of 10 Michigan Chambers of Commerce announced the formation of the new Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce at a press conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn on Tuesday, October 11th.
Representatives from the chambers, local foreign consulate offices, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local and state elected officials were invited to attend the event.
The focus of the Council is to promote collaboration, foster stronger economic leverage, and expand regional business growth. Each chamber will retain their separate identities but will work together through the Council to promote each other and cooperate on various activities.
The participating chambers include the African Business Chamber of Commerce USA, African Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, American Arab Chamber of Commerce, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Chinese Business Association, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Philippine Chamber of Commerce – Michigan and the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce.