OUR MISSION

VISION

The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce is the leading partner for driving local economic growth for businesses with ties to Asia and Asian Americans.

MISSION

Promote the Asian Pacific American community and community at large as a catalyst for local and global economic growth through advocacy, connections and education.

PROGRAMS

GAACC fulfills our mission of promoting economic growth through advocacy initiatives, connection events, and education programs.

Advocacy         
We engage with public officials at multiple levels: City of Austin, county, state, and federal through our membership with National ACE. At the national policy level, we support increasing opportunities for Asian Pacific American (APA) entrepreneurs, international trade, immigration reform, dis-aggregation of APA data and workforce leadership. Locally, we advocate on behalf of our members and the APA community at large to assist them with their business success.

Connections        
GAACC hosts numerous events to foster relationships. These include our marquee events, Ovation and Fall Classic, regular mixers, Connect Forum networking, as well as opportunities to connect with international delegations from Asia. We also refer prospects to our members and connect members to opportunities as they arise.

Education         
We offer monthly workshops on business and minority certification at the Asian American Resource Center. Our networking mixers feature a topic, and we host industry panels and Asian market briefings. Our member orientations also feature talks about resources and regulations that impact businesses.

HISTORY

For many years, two Asian organizations – the Texas Asian Chamber of Commerce and the Austin Asian American Chamber of Commerce – strove to improve the business climate in Austin, conducting job fairs, industry forums, educational seminars, and social networking functions. These two chambers merged to form the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce on March 29, 2012.