The gateway organization to foster business and economic growth in the Sacramento region.
To promote and develop business growth for members and provide access to the Hispanic market.
- Integrity: transparency, honesty, and uphold strong ethics
- Collaboration: teamwork, building partnerships, and connecting businesses
- Diversity: inclusiveness in industries, cultures and communities
- Leadership: trailblazers and stewardship
- Excellence: quality, continuous improvement and achievement
- Passion: fierce dedication to our work and community
- Innovation: creativity and entrepreneurship and embrace new ideas
The Mexican American Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1972 to address California’s changing population, its economy and the impact each had on the local Hispanic community. It focused on educational and economic opportunities in California and the United States. The Chamber worked tirelessly to:
- Promote business, industry, commerce and culture within the Sacramento community for all minority groups
- Increase better understanding between Spanish-speaking businesses and the community
- Encourage the full development of resources in Sacramento as a city and county, as well as the surrounding regions, enhancing the welfare of the local economic community
In 1985, the Mexican American Chamber became the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to reflect the growing population of a diverse Mexican/Latino community. The SHCC has grown to a membership of over 600 members, and we are still committed to the goals set forth 45 years ago.
The past success and the future of the SHCC are directly related to the commitment and dedication of past and current Chamber members, volunteers and our past and current Board of Directors.
600+ Members including small business, medium sized, educational institution, and corporate partners
• 65% of membership including all sections are Latino Owned
• 75% of membership offers services in Spanish
• 73% are smaller businesses – 20 or less employees
Latino demographics in Sacramento County and City:
• Sacramento Hispanic population is 132, 097 people or 27.85% of the population
• Hispanics account of 32% of Sacramentans under the age of 45
• Hispanic Owned businesses: 3,200/35,990 as of 2007 census
• Annual Spending power in Sacramento county: 20.6 Billion in 2014
• National relevance: The Sacramento DMA boast the 11th largest populations of Hispanics in the country. Hispanic buying behavior is influenced by brand recognition and advertising message.