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Latino Daily News

Monday September 20, 2010

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention Set to Open in Dallas for First Time

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is holding its annual convention and expo in Dallas, Texas for the first time.  The convention, which kicks off Wednesday, is expected to bring $4 million in economic benefit with its over 4,500 attendees to the city.

There are over 60,000 Hispanic owned businesses in Dallas most of which are mature businesses and recognized as some of the top revenue earning Hispanic-owned businesses in the country.  In addition, 40 percent of the Dallas population is Hispanic/Latino. 

The convention is billed as the largest gathering of Hispanic business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate executives.  Over the span of four days there will be numerous workshops, chamber training and business sessions for attendees to participate in.  U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be one of the key speakers and dozen’s of CEO’s from corporate America are expected to attend.