The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SWFLHCC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-partisan organization for the purpose of promoting, advocating, and facilitating the economic advancement of its members. It was established in 1989 and covers five counties: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee. We strive to promote the development of the Hispanic community by assisting in the development of Hispanic-owned businesses and markets and serving as the central information source for the general business community regarding Hispanic trends in Southwest Florida.
The Hispanic Community in Southwest Florida
Lee: 139,694 (19.9%); Collier: 95,758 (26.8%); Hendry: 20,342 (51.5%); Charlotte : 11,772 (6.8%); Glades: 2,966 (21.7%), and includes a great diversity: Mexican: 46.26%; Puerto Rican: 20.24%; Cuban: 12.6%; Central American: 5.82%; South American: 5.22%; Dominican: 0.3%; Other: 9.54% (US Census Bureau).
Florida, Gateway to Latin America
Recognizing that Florida is the Gateway to Latin America, Florida’s important trade partner, the SWFLHCC has taken the initiative to promote Southwest Florida in Latin America by facilitating two-way trade missions to and from Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. With many of these nations, our Chamber has sponsored trade promotion trips to Washington, D.C.
Missions And Vision
To foster economic development and to serve as a bridge between the Hispanic and non-Hispanic community by facilitating business, social, educational and governmental relationships.
Fomentar el desarrollo económico y ser un puente entre la comunidad hispana y no hispana facilitando las relaciones comerciales, sociales, educativas y gubernamentales.
Our Mission at the SWFHCC is to promote, advocate and facilitate the success of Hispanic and non-Hispanic businesses, markets and communities. Develop a central database of business information and contact center for businesses interested in the local, national and international Hispanic and non-Hispanic markets.
Nuestra Misión consiste en promover, abogar y facilitar el éxito de los comerciantes, el mercado y la comunidad hispana y no hispana. Desarrollar un centro de información y contactos para comerciantes interesados en el mercado hispano y no hispano local, nacional e internacional.