Atlanta, GA - The Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) and the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce (HISCEC) have joined forces in an effort to promote the successful adoption of increased technological platforms and online business strategies among Hispanic businesses.
LISTA and HISCEC seek to bring Hispanic technology professionals together to build a community conducive to networking and sharing best practices with an emphasis on progressing Hispanic business' use of technology. Their union ensures additional resources available for members of both associations. The ultimate goal of this alliance is to further assist in enabling the economic and professional success of the nation's largest and fastest growing minority group.
“Over the next 10 years, Hispanic businesses will constitute the largest segment of all of the U.S. businesses. Their rate of growth is projected to be almost three times that of overall U.S. firms. That is why we have come together, for our member businesses to understand the different technologies and applications which will help them be successful.” said Jose Marquez, National President of LISTA “In the upcoming year we will be offering hands-on workshops and seminars on e-commerce and online tools for Hispanic businesses throughout the country. We want to make sure that the Latino community meets tomorrow’s demands.”
Recent studies state that there will be 3.2 million Hispanic businesses generating $1 trillion in revenues by 2010. Hispanic-owned firms continue to grow at higher rates than average and they are expected to have higher growth in revenue and labor force than non-Hispanic firms.
LISTA is committed to supporting Latinos who work in the science, mathematics, information sciences, new media, telecommunications, and technology sector. Their mission is to educate, motivate, and encourage the use of technology for the empowerment of the Latino community in order to conquer the digital divide. LISTA brings various elements of technology under a central hub that provide its partners and members of the Latino community with the tools the need to succeed in a highly advanced and technological driven society.
"One of the goals of the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce (HISCEC) is to partner with organizations that promote the use of technology and e-business tools in the Latino business community, LISTA has been successfully doing that over the last nine years" said Tayde Aburto, President of HISCEC "Strategic partnerships are fueling the growth of the Latino business community, we will work very closely with LISTA to provide a wide variety of resources to the Members of both organizations that will contribute to their growth and development. This alliance will foster sharing and collaboration among the Members that LISTA and HISCEC represent".
HISCEC is an online Hispanic business association focused on promoting Hispanic businesses via the Internet and the use of e-business tools.
About Latino in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)
LISTA (http://www.a-lista.org) promotes the utilization of the technology sectors for the empowerment of the Latino community. We are an organization that is committed to bringing various elements of Technology under one central hub to facilitate our partners, members and the community with the leverage and education they need to succeed in a highly advanced technologically driven society. You can follow us onhttp://www.twitter.com/Lista1/ and http://techlatino2030.blogspot.com.
About the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce (HISCEC)
The HISCEC facilitates transformation of small business to e-business, promotes e-commerce transactions, enables small businesses to interact more closely with customers and suppliers, allows higher degrees of specialization, provides access to national and international markets and promotes distance learning programs to educate its members. For more information about the HISCEC visit the website:http://www.hiscec.com/.