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City of Albuquerque Welcomed Over 800 Hispanic Entrepreneurs, National Leaders, Government Officials and More Than 250 Latino Chambers of Commerce to Albuquerque

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hosted 40th Annual Convention.

October 1, 2019

This week, September 29th – October 1st the City of Albuquerque hosted The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) 40th National Convention—the largest annual gathering of Hispanic business leaders in the country. The annual convention is the premier event for America’s Hispanic business community, convening hundreds of Hispanic entrepreneurs, national and international corporate executives, top government officials, and representatives from more than 250 Latino chambers and business associations from throughout the United States of America.

“New Mexico is where it all started for the USHCC and we were excited to welcome them back home for their milestone year of the 40th USHCC National Convention,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Albuquerque is an innovative and inclusive city and a technology hub where Hispanic owned businesses like Fiore Industries, Perikin Enterprises and many others thrive. The convention was a perfect opportunity to showcase our city to the national Hispanic business community, and we’re encouraging attendees to consider Albuquerque in their plans for business growth and expansion.”

“On behalf of the USHCC, we want to thank Mayor Tim Keller, Synthia Jaramillo, and the amazing team at the City of Albuquerque and Ernie C’DeBaca with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce for their warm welcome,” said Ramiro A. Cavazos, USHCC President & CEO. “With their unmatched energy and hospitality, we were very excited to welcome our more than 200 local chambers and partners to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in the state where we were incorporated in 1979.”

“I was so thrilled to welcome our Hispanic business community back to New Mexico,” said Carmen Castillo, USHCC Chairwoman. “Mayor Tim Keller and his team have shown us all that the Land of Enchantment has to offer and we can’t wait to share it with our members from across the country. Albuquerque has demonstrated it is a place with exceptional business atmosphere, and we look forward to highlighting it as one of the country’s leading cities in economic growth.”

“It was an honor to host the 2019 USHCC National Convention in Albuquerque,” said Synthia Jaramillo, Director of Economic Development, City of Albuquerque. “Albuquerque is one of the most business-friendly cities and has so much to offer – good weather, culture, a business-friendly environment, a low-risk location, affordable, short-commutes, a young, educated, and talented workforce, inclusivity and diversity. We hope that conference attendees fell in love with Albuquerque – and relocate or expand their business here.”

“We were excited to once again welcome the USHCC National Convention to New Mexico where the USHCC was incorporated 40 years ago. Together with the City of Albuquerque and the USHCC, we brought together more Hispanic business leaders than recent previous conventions, indicating that the national Hispanic business community’s impact on the U.S. economy is thriving,” said Ernie C’DeBaca, President and CEO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber 

There were 800-1000 attendees at the 2019 USHCC National Convention - making it the largest and most successful convention yet.

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit