GACC South to open new office in Houston


Atlanta, GA – Sept. 21, 2007 The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States (GACC South) is proud to announce the opening of its branch office in Houston, Texas. Texas presents a very attractive market, being the 15th largest economy in the world based on Gross Domestic Product figures and 2nd in the nation, to German companies. Currently, Texas is the largest exporter of goods in the United States and exports $1.7 billion worth of goods to Germany annually.

The Houston office will become the second branch office of the German American Chamber network since establishing its new West Coast presence in San Francisco in 2004. This new office will work in close cooperation with the German Consulate General and the existing Chapter of the GACC South to represent the interests of German industry and trade and help foster relationships between German and U.S. companies in Texas.

The office will be headed by Mr. Jan Christoph Wiedemann who currently works for the GACC South in Atlanta. Mr. Wiedemann has extensive experience working with the German American Chamber and its worldwide consulting brand DEinternational. DEinternational offers a wide range of services aimed at assisting German companies in their U.S. market entry. While the German American Chambers of Commerce provide a convenient first stop for all companies interested in transatlantic trade, the new Houston office will focus on the renewable energy and petrochemical sector.

An opening ceremony is planned for the end of this year. It will be a joint event commencing the branch office opening, as well as bidding farewell to Mr. Hans-Werner Korten who will retire from his post after having served as the GACC South Texas Chapter Director for more than four years.

Houston Office Location:

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States
South Texas Branch Office
1717 St. James Pl., Suite 325
Houston, TX 77056

Stefanie Jehlitschka
German American Chamber of Commerce