Who We Are and
What We Do
The US-Ghana Chamber of Commerce’s devotion to facilitating and promoting trade and investment, economic growth, business opportunities, and advocacy for our membership in both countries is like no other. Focusing on fostering strong relationships and mutual prosperity, we strive to create a thriving business environment that benefits entrepreneurs, investors, and communities in Ghana and the United States.
Who We Are
The US-Ghana Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization recognized as a 501(c)(6) entity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our primary goal is to foster economic growth and bilateral trade and investment opportunities between the United States and Ghana.
We are composed of diverse professionals, including entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, and industry leaders committed to driving Ghana’s economic growth and sustainable development. With a passionate team and an extensive network of members in both countries, we are committed to facilitating business collaborations and advocating on behalf of our members to create a conducive environment for business success.
What We Do
As an influential advocate for bilateral trade and investment, we actively engage with government agencies, policymakers, and industry stakeholders to shape policies that promote business growth and create a conducive business environment. We provide our members with valuable resources, networking opportunities, and industry insights to help them successfully navigate the complexities of business in Ghana and the United States.
We also host various events, such as conferences, workshops, and seminars, to help educate our members on the benefits of US-Ghana trade and investment. Additionally, we provide market access, facilitate investor matchmaking opportunities, and build strategic partnerships with organizations that add value to our members.
By leveraging our extensive network of contacts in Ghana and the United States, we can provide a wide range of services that help our members grow their businesses and succeed in the global economy.
Ghana stands as a beacon of political stability and democratic governance in Africa. Over the last two decades, the nation has strengthened vital national institutions and boosted investor confidence due to seven successful elections. This positive and stable environment has anchored Ghana’s economy in a consistent growth trajectory, making it an attractive location for foreign investment and business ventures.
We envision a vibrant and globally competitive business landscape in Ghana, where entrepreneurs and enterprises have the tools and support they need to succeed. By fostering an ecosystem of innovation, collaboration, and inclusivity, we aim to unlock the full potential of Ghanaian businesses, enabling them to become critical players in the global economy.
US and Ghana Relations
The United States and Ghana have a longstanding collaboration and mutual history of respect. Dating back to Ghana’s independence in 1957, the U.S. has supported Ghana’s democratic journey.
The partnership between the two nations has grown over the years, promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Ghana’s success in building resilient, democratic institutions and ensuring peaceful transitions of power has made it a role model for other African countries.
US Assistance to Ghana
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) are critical players in implementing U.S. development assistance in Ghana. Through various programs, the U.S. has supported Ghana in improving its power sector, enhancing food security, providing access to quality basic education and healthcare, and strengthening local governance.
The West Africa Trade and Investment Hub in Accra extends technical assistance to small business owners, helping them expand their businesses and access new markets in the U.S. and the West African region. Additionally, the Peace Corps plans to re-establish its program in Ghana, with volunteers contributing their expertise in education, agriculture, and health, tackling issues such as HIV and AIDS, malaria, sanitation, and nutrition.
Ghana’s Membership in International Organizations
Ghana plays an active role on the global stage and is a member of several international organizations alongside the United States. The country was elected as a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council for 2022 to 2023, reflecting its commitment to promoting peace and stability worldwide. Ghana’s observer status in the Organization of American States and membership in the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization further strengthen its position as a responsible global partner. The nation has a proud tradition of contributing troops to international peacekeeping forces, demonstrating its dedication to maintaining global peace and security.
Join Our Thriving Community
The US-Ghana Chamber of Commerce is proud to serve as a bridge between the United States and Ghana, fostering economic growth, facilitating business opportunities, and advocating for our members’ interests. With Ghana’s stable political environment, commitment to democracy, and membership in various international organizations, the country stands as a promising partner for businesses seeking growth and expansion.
Whether you are an established enterprise or an aspiring entrepreneur, the Chamber is here to support you in your journey toward success in the dynamic and promising markets of both the United States and Ghana. Join us today and be a part of the vibrant business community driving growth and prosperity in both nations.