French-American Chamber of Commernce

Founded in 1978, the FACC-Chicago is an independent, non-profit that seeks to foster a thriving economic relationship between the United States and France and to welcome and support French businesses and entrepreneurs in the Chicago region.

About

Founded in 1978, the FACC-Chicago is an independent, non-profit that seeks to foster a thriving economic relationship between the United States and France and to welcome and support French businesses and entrepreneurs in the Chicago region.

The FACC is the main professional forum for the local French-American business community. We support local economic development by promoting our region as a destination for French businesses and facilitate cross-cultural communication, collaboration, and partnerships.

FACC-Chicago is one of 16 U.S. chapters of the French-American Chambers of Commerce, which represent more than 5,000 companies nationwide in all major industries.

FACC-Chicago is also a member of CCI France International, an international network of 130 French Foreign Chambers of Commerce that spans 95 countries and represents over 35,000 members worldwide.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Diversification

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Tax Services

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review
  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Recruiting
  • Retention

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Management Issues

  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training
  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
  • Tax Preparation Assistance
  • Tax Registration
Primary Contact
Andrea Jett
Address
35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 670
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone
312-578-0444