The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1948 and incorporated in 1976. It has an established reputation as a leader in setting the pace for business growth in today's increasingly diversified market. In 1991, programs were established through the non-profit AZHCC Foundation, to support statewide economic and business development efforts and an educational scholarship fund.
The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's strong efforts to keep member businesses competitive and progressive stems from the many programs it provides, including seminars, marketing consultations, leadership development, and networking opportunities. Over the past decade, the number of Arizona Hispanic-owned businesses has increased significantly to about 50,000 statewide. About 30 percent of the state’s residents are of Hispanic origin. The phenomenal growth in the Latino community is creating a more diverse marketplace. The AZHCC and its members are a vital link to future business relationships with a culturally diverse consumer, workforce and expanding global economy.