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.
Promote Asian Pacific American community and community at large as a catalyst for local and global economic growth through advocacy, connections and education.
GAACC offers programs to fulfill our mission of promoting economic growth through advocacy, connections and education.
We engage with public officials at multiple levels: City of Austin, county, state (MBE Public Policy Day), 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, disaggregation 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 objectives
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 frequently refer prospects to our members as well as connect members to opportunities as they arise.
We offer quarterly Business Basic (startup fundamentals), Business Buzz (marketing), and certification workshops at the Asian American Resource Center. Our networking mixers are topical, and we host a number of informational panels with our minority chamber partners. Our member orientations are also opportunities to learn about resources and new regulations that will impact businesses.
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.