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 .
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).
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.