Why Join the FACC
The rebuilding of the Gulf Coast region is now experiencing strong momentum, and the French American Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast Chapter, is hard at work contributing its share to the process. We have hosted a number of business and political delegations dedicated to rebuilding New Orleans and Louisiana. Our role in facilitating commercial relationships between the Gulf Coast and France has never been more crucial.
In past years, the French government has donated over $1 million to Louisiana French schools and instituted various hurricane relief programs. French companies, including Accor, Air France, Air Liquide, Airbus, Areva, AXA, BNP Paribas, Connex North America, Dassault Aviation, EADS, Eurocopter, Lafarge, L’Oreal, Michelin, Pernaud Ricard, Sanofi-Aventis, Schneider Electric, Société Générale, Sodexho, Suez, Technip, Thales, Total, Veolia Environment, and Zodiac, have provided over $22 million in hurricane relief aid. The French American Chamber of Commerce has played a vital role in all of these rebuilding efforts.
Direct Investment of French companies and increased trade between the Gulf Coast and France mean growth and jobs for the Gulf Coast. The greatest reward for our Chamber comes from working in concert with local, state and international organizations to strengthen business ties and create opportunities for French and Gulf Coast companies – in the Gulf Coast and abroad.
Our members also recognize the importance of international commerce in the world economy. They bring enthusiasm and informed guidance to our organization and will be on your side to help you become an integral part of our thriving Gulf Coast economy.
Investment and Trade Assistance
The Chamber provides basic services to assist members in establishing investment opportunities and trade connections between the United States and France. These activities are coordinated closely with French commercial counselors. Upon request, the Chamber also assists French companies interested in investment and trade with the Gulf Coast.
Networking the French Way
Breakfast briefings, luncheons, business-card exchanges and receptions allow our members to make personal contacts in the French-American business community and to keep current on the latest developments in international business. Good food, wine and a bon temps are guaranteed!