FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2022
Contact: Alejandro Coss
Phone: (770) 441-7581
THE LATIN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF GEORGIA (LACC) ANNOUNCES A $150,000 GRANT TO SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS IN NORTH GEORGIA
ATLANTA, GA.- The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia (LACC) announced today that Georgia Power is providing a grant of $150,000 to support the LACC’s entrepreneurship, technical assistance and business support programs to benefit Latino and Latina entrepreneurs and business owners in and northern and eastern Georgia.
The LACC has a collaborative relationship with both Latino and non-Latino non-profits in the North Georgia communities of Dalton, Athens, Augusta and Habersham County, all working to reach the Latino community through combined outreach efforts, educational workshops and one-on-one technical assistance.
“With this grant from Georgia Power, the LACC will be able to continue to grow its entrepreneurship and technical assistance programs in Metro Atlanta and across northern and eastern Georgia, delivering culturally and linguistically relevant and appropriate programming in communities that are home to 70% of the state’s Latino population and to cities and counties where these programs and services are not currently being offered,” said LACC President and CEO Alejandro Coss.
“Georgia Power’s mission goes beyond delivering the clean, safe, reliable, affordable electricity our customers deserve and expect, said Georgia Power East Region Vice President Jason Cuevas. “We are pleased to partner with and support organizations like LACC that strive to empower our communities and grow Georgia.”
The LACC entrepreneurship programs include in-person and virtual training, La Tienda Latina and La Cocina Latina business accelerators, and technical assistance and mentoring offered in Spanish with a curriculum designed for Latino and Latina entrepreneurs and business owners in Georgia.
About the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia (LACC)
Since 1998, the LACC has fostered the economic growth and development of the Latin American business community in Georgia and the Southeast. The LACC facilitates the creation and development of business ventures and fosters relationships between Latino and Non-Latino businesses, associations, individuals, government and between Georgia and Latin America.