Building Business Relationships, Supporting Economic Growth, Promoting Investments, and Developing Friendships Between Korea and the United States.
한미동남부 상공회는 한국과 미국 기업의 지역간 경제 협력의 발판을 마련하고자 여러 장려를 통하여 한미관계 개선과 융화를 통해 전진하는 사업과 미래를 돕는 일을 추진합니다.
Our vision strives to enable collaboration, business and friendships between Korea and the United States. We will become recognized as the “go to” organization for networking, business and education.
To achieve our goal, we aim to connect professionals, enable commerce, and promote goodwill. By facilitating collaboration and impactful opportunities, we strive to become the recognized leader for strengthening ties between the United States and Korea.
Developing connections, relationships, & friendships
Includes Social and Community Outreach event coordination
Facilitating business opportunities between US and South Korea
Includes business-related programs (e.g., seminars and panels on the topics of trade, economy and topics that further our Chamber mission)
Seminars and lectures series events that further our Chamber mission
Includes cultural programs, understanding of mutual benefits and academic exchange
The Southeast US Korean Chamber of Commerce (SEUSKCC) was founded in 1991 as the Korea-Southeast US Chamber of Commerce through the efforts of visionary companies like Coca-Cola and Georgia Power. These founders recognized South Korea’s economic emergence and sought to build prosperous ties between it and the Southeastern US. Establishing the chamber laid vital groundwork for future collaboration in trade, investment, culture, and community.
In 1995, SEUSKCC continued expanding our reach and impact. We welcomed new corporate partners like Georgia Pacific and Korean Air, enabling greater collaboration. Our second annual gala drew over 300 attendees, becoming a premier networking event. We also sent our first trade mission to South Korea, catalyzing new business partnerships.
The early 2000s brought new challenges as the 1997 Asian financial crisis caused Korean companies to downsize their US operations. In 2003, SEUSKCC supported members and partners adjusting to this new economic reality. We focused on high-value networking and exchange opportunities to strengthen relationships during this period.
In 2010, SEUSKCC concentrated efforts on developing the exchange of delegations between leaders who can lay out the corner stone for investments and commerce between the US-Korea relationship. We supported the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) KORUS which was pivotable to the United States and Republic of Korea’s trade and investment world. We offered many state representatives and government interactions to facilitate talks in commerce and exchange of economic initiatives to empower Korean and American business stakeholders. This paved the way for future growth of where the key K-investments in the U.S. that we see now today.
The Southeast U.S. Korean Chamber of Commerce is one of the most critical platforms for many of the South Korean companies investing in the Southeast United States. For example, our member companies Hyundai and SK is building a battery plant in Bartow County that is a $4 billion-plus plant. Hyundai broke ground in October 2022 on a $5.5 billion EV plant near Savannah, GA. SK Battery America has already invested $2.6 billion in two battery manufacturing facilities in Jackson County to support EV including Ford F-150 Lighting. Hanwha Qcells announced that it will be investing more than $2.5 billion in building up the U.S. solar supply chain and creating 2,500 jobs in Georgia. These various projects require further investments in training, development, and education of the next generation workforce with a specific focus on advancing the underrepresented communities and population. We have a mission to make these U.S. – Republic of Korea economic development projects a success for the community.
SEUSKCC bring values to its members and partners by events and programs that aligns with our mission.
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