U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce to Open Chapter in Detroit


The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce will launch a Detroit chapter, with the goal of promoting trade, investment, and joint ventures in both countries.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause’ Michigan division, a national accounting firm with operations in Southfield, will be one of the founding members of the chamber.

“Baker Tilly’s commitment to begin a chapter in Detroit is a great opportunity for us,” says Al Zapanta, president and CEO of the U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce in Chicago. “This will help us bridge differences in legal, regulatory, and economic systems, as well as language and culture.”

Jeff Jorge, a principal at Baker Tilly and the leader of the firm’s Latin American services desk, has joined the board. The executive director of the Detroit chapter will be announced soon.

“We are looking forward to developing a strong local membership with international contacts to promote business between our two countries,” Jorge says.

The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1973, operates eight offices in Mexico and 10 offices in the United States, including Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, and New York City, among others. â€‹