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Hispanic Business, Trade and Culture Commission
Working with Hispanic communities to improve the lives of all Missourians
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Established in November, 2005, the Hispanic Business, Trade and Culture Commission serves as a statewide advisory body to the Department of Economic Development, on trade and investment issues of importance and relevance to the Hispanic business community in Missouri.

Responsibilities of the Commission include, but are not limited to, gathering and disseminating information concerning matters relevant to the economic needs of Hispanic businesses; monitoring legislative issues pertaining to the Hispanic business community; submitting recommendations concerning business development issues relevant to Hispanic Missourians and, when appropriate, recommending legislative initiatives.  The Commission shall also help to identify and facilitate foreign and domestic investment opportunities for companies of Hispanic origin.

Composed of not more than fifteen citizen members and one ex-officio member, members of the Commission are selected with a view toward equitable geographic representation, with at least one member from each of the defined economic regions within the state of Missouri.

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