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The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce traveled to Mexico City, Mexico on September 29, 2022, to sign an agreement with the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). IHCC’s CEO & President, Jaime di Paulo traveled with City of Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot and UNAM Chicago Director, Dr. Guillermo Pulido to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

In the MOU, IHCC and UNAM agreed to work together to work with students majoring in international law, business administration, applied mathematics, IT, and engineering to work closely with the various programs that IHCC has in-house, such as the LTNTech incubator and the Latino Business Policy Institute, as well as many others that work directly with Latino-owned firms and small businesses.

“This is a one-of-a-kind partnership in the country, and once again, UNAM and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are leading the way,” says di Paulo. This will be a great opportunity for Mexican talent to get hands-on experience and work closely with the small businesses that we work with every day.

“Partnerships like this change the narrative of the Mexican diaspora. Mexicans are smart, and passionate, with a natural thirst for knowledge and a native country. This commitment between the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and UNAM, one of the most important universities in the world, is about bringing sophisticated elite talent to advance the Latino ecosystem in Chicago and the Midwest,” he says.

The MOU was signed by IHCC President and CEO, Jaime di Paulo, Secretary
General, Dr. Leonardo Lomeli Vanegas, and Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot.

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