The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACCoM), headquartered in Chicago, was founded in 1963. GACCoM is an integral part of the network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) with 120 offices in 80 countries around the globe. Our continuing mission is to further, promote and assist in the expansion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the United States, especially the Midwest. Our organization combines the elements of a trade commission, a membership association, and a professional consultancy - quite a unique concept in international trade promotion. GACCoM’s territory covers 14 U.S. states: the 13 states of the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) and Colorado, comprising together approximately one quarter of the nation’s geographical area, its population and its GDP. GACCoM’s office which we share with Germany Trade and Invest (GTaI) and FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH is located in the heart of downtown Chicago.