The IACCGH was founded in 1999 by a group of local Indo-American businessmen and professionals, who came together and worked very closely with the support and guidance of the then Consul General of India in Houston, The Honorable Rinzing Wangdi, to address an increasing need to educate the local businesses and the Indo-American community at large about the India ‘Advantage’ and doing business with India.

It has since then, evolved into a vehicle of economic empowerment for the local businesses, educating and enabling minority business owners to understand and benefit from programs targeted at small and medium enterprises. It also provides access to doing business with the local Indo-American community and to the largest emerging middle class market in the world- India. 

The chamber focuses on local jobs by encouraging exports to India and on bilateral trading opportunities.