The Salvadoran-American Chamber of Commerce of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, is a nonprofit organization created to represent, organize, and develop Salvadoran-American enterprises and business leaders. SACOC serves to empower and amplify the important contribution that this unique businesses community provides to the economy of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

 There are more than 3,500 Salvadoran-American owned business enterprises in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. With nearly three million  Salvadoran immigrants living permanently in the United States, this community has developed a prominent presence in today’s American society.

 The Salvadoran-American Chamber of Commerce of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area encourages unification and community development in order to better and advance the general welfare of the Salvadoran business community. SACOC encourages Salvadoran entrepreneurs to play an active and constructive role in the economic progress within the American society.

SACOC’s primary goal is to foster opportunities that highlight mutual collaboration with small, medium, and large enterprises from El Salvador and Latin America. In addition, SACOC will strive to develop better business connections and expand economic progress in the United States as well as beyond its borders.


Letter from the President:


Dear Friends,


Let me begin by thanking you for supporting our organization. Without your financial and continuous support the Salvadoran-American Chamber of Commerce would not exist and it would not be where it is today. Thank you!

We have come a long way. Our Annual Gala in 2014 held at the Organization of American States said it all. We have set a new standard by which organizations are assessed in the Washington Metropolitan region. We had over 250 distinguished guests attend; from Ambassadors to SBA Directors.

However, let me be clear, the chamber is not only the annual gala. As many of you already know, we have much more to offer such as training seminars, expos, business mixers, among other activities.

In 2015, The Salvadoran-American Chamber of Commerce commenced a new era. An era of much growth and development on all fronts. We have set out to accomplish several ambitious goals. Goals that are critical if we are to set a precedent for generations of Salvadoran-American business owners to come. Among these goals are to:


  •         Nationalize the Salvadoran-American Chamber of Commerce;
  •      Establish a permanent office in San Salvador, El Salvador;
  •        Launch a new and redesigned website: www.sacoc.org; and
  • Diversify our membership pool

My friends, we have and will continue to encounter rough terrains. But make no mistake, with your dedication, we will prevail and will increase our organization’s outreach and footprint. Let us not settle for Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Together, with our Salvadoran business owners in other states such as New York, Florida, Texas and California, we can take SACOC to the next level. SACOC needs you!

I only ask that you please continue to promote our Salvadoran-owned businesses. I ask that you please remember to:


  •         Always speak highly of all Salvadoran business owners; member of SACOC or not;
  •        Always treat Salvadoran business owners with your utmost respect;
  •        Always promote and contribute to the growth of Salvadoran business owners;
  •       Always motivate your fellow Salvadoran business owner to excel in all endeavors; and
  •        Always place God before all else.

We are all volunteers and we expect that our members will lend a hand throughout the year with their time, talents and great ideas to continue discovering ways to promote business in our community. Any suggestions or ideas, please e-mail these to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Carlos A. Romero












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