IACC Texas opens Louisiana office



With the opening of a new office in New Orleans, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas plans to expand its efforts in building community and ties between Italian companies operating in Texas and Louisiana and local businesses and business leaders in both states.

Based in Houston and ranked the number-one office in the U.S. (and number-five worldwide), the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas focuses primarily on food and wine, oil and gas, interior design, and manufacturing sectors.

“Based on our success in Texas,” says Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas director Alessia Paolicchi, “it was only natural that we would look to our neighbor to the east. For more than two years, we’ve already been working with Louisiana-based companies, especially when it comes to the food and wine industry.”

The new office is to be led by the museum’s founder, Liz Williams, an Italian-American renowned for her work as a food historian and chronicler of southern foodways and mixology.

Not only will the New Orleans office serve local businesses and provide assistance to Italian companies seeking to have a footprint there, it will also seek to grow the chamber’s reach in Baton Rouge.

“Like the Italian Consul General in Houston,” adds deputy director Maurizio Gamberucci, “our office also covers Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. By opening an office in Louisiana, we will be able to better serve Italian-focused businesses in those states as well.”