February 27, 2023


HOUSTON, TEXAS – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted the latest installment of its “Advance with Africa” initiative in Houston, marking the third stop of a multi-year nationwide roadshow that highlights investment opportunities in African markets and creates new U.S.-Africa business opportunities.  

Greater Houston Partnership President & CEO Bob Harvey said, “The Partnership is proud to support the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Advance with Africa program to foster new investment opportunities in a continent filled with exponential growth. Houston is home to a large and growing African-born population, so the opportunity is great to connect small and medium-sized businesses in Houston with the African business community to identify economic opportunities.” 

Through educational discussions, speeches, and panels with public and private sector leaders, Advance with Africa increases U.S. businesses’ understanding of investment opportunities in African markets. With its focus on engaging small- and medium-sized enterprises and Black- and diaspora-owned businesses, Advance with Africa is creating equitable growth for American businesses, transforming the narrative around Africa, and deepening U.S.-Africa economic ties, long a key priority of the U.S. Chamber. 

Kendra Gaither, Vice President of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Africa Business Center said, “How the business community engages Africa will shape our country’s relationship to the continent, which is undergoing seismic shifts in technology, digitization, and creating growth-enabling economies. It’s incredible to see Advance with Africa act as a vehicle for deepening the U.S.-Africa economic relationship, one of the U.S. Chamber’s most urgent recommendations to the Biden Administration, while creating new opportunities for American businesses, big and small.” 

To learn more about Advance with Africa or watch highlights of the Houston event click here. Our next step will be in Los Angeles in late May. Stay tuned for more information on our next stop as well as future stops including San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, and more.