History of the Chamber

The GAHCC was established in 1973 by 25 prominent Austin Hispanic leaders including former Mayor Gustavo “Gus” Garcia, former Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, Richard Moya, John Treviño, Gilbert Martinez, and Joe Morin. Their vision was to create an organization that would serve and represent the business interests of a small but growing Hispanic entrepreneurial class in Austin. To this day, the GAHCC’s primary goal is to continue the advancement and progression of a strong and stable economic culture for Hispanic businesses.  The Chamber strives to reach these goals by developing business, management skills, and bridging access to financial capital while maintaining our cultural values and integrity.

GAHCC represents a broad array of organizations.  The Chamber has members representing corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, and governmental agencies.  Led by successful business people and community leaders, the GAHCC is a tremendous business resource for entrepreneurs, professionals, or corporations of any size in the Greater Austin area.

Mission & Vision

Mission Vision
To be the leading resource and advocate for the Hispanic business community. To shape a Central Texas where Hispanics thrive in business and are impactful leaders of our communities.

Pillars of Value

Advocacy Economic Development Business Development Business Education Community