The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce,Houston Chapter, is the premier forum for Norwegian and U.S. member companies engaged in international trade and market expansion in the South Western United States. The Chamber creates competitive advantages through strategic networking opportunities and value-added business programs that facilitate access to business, government, and policy-level decision makers.
The Southwestern United States has been a focus for a growing number of Norwegian firms that have discovered sizable industrial and consumer markets for Norwegian technology and services. At the same time, U.S.-based companies are becoming increasingly involved in Norwegian markets, with emphasis on offshore and oil-related industries.
The Houston Chapter was formed in 1973 to aid in developing mutually beneficial cooperation between its Norwegian and American members. Its territory covers greater Houston area. The membership comprises mainly Norwegian and American companies, with the majority representing such interest as shipping and transportation, offshore engineering, oil and gas exploration and production, electronics and electrical equipment, information technology, banking, financial consulting, accounting and law.
The office of the Houston Chapter of NACC is located at the Royal Norwegian Consulate General and the Norwegian Trade Council in Houston. The Chamber also works closely with the Greater Houston Partnership and, thus, is well placed to assist members in affairs related to Norwegian-American businesses, as well as helping new members make initial contacts in the community.
As a business-oriented networking organization, NACC Houston connects business, government, and industry representatives in the U.S. and Norway, helping them to identify strategic partners and resources, reach potential customers, and develop business opportunities. Through value-added membership programs, including high-profile networking events and active business-sector committees, the Chamber creates a dynamic forum for productive networking and focused collaboration. In addition to creating a collaborative business environment, NACC Houston programs link members to an extended network of regional, national, and international organizations. This extended network includes leading multinational corporations, global financial institutions, trade associations, economic development agencies, academic/research centers, and public policy and non-profit organization.