Dear Members and Friends,
It is our mission to support German companies as they grow and expand their business in the US market. As finding a skilled workforce remains a major challenge, especially for the manufacturing industry, our ICATT Apprenticeship Program is growing: We welcomed Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, IL as the latest addition to our Community College Network, which helps to build a steady talent pipeline across the US.

Workforce development was also a key topic at the 6th German-American Business Forum in Germany, which saw 250 attendees exchange perspectives on the US market and forge new connections. Join us at one of our upcoming business and social events to connect with fellow executives from our community.

As a service to our members, we are once again updating our Membership Directory. The directory is an exclusive print publication for eligible members and constitutes a "Who's Who" of German-American business. Members are encouraged to update the ir data for their free listing by June 19. Browse our options to g ain additional visibility for your company and reach an exclusive network of over 6,000 decision-makers in government and industry across the US and Germany .
Not a member yet? Watch our latest interview with National Partner T-Systems and hear how membership with us benefits their business.
Have a great week!

Your GACC Midwest Team
June Highlights
Early bird ticket sale is open now

Tickets are on sale for the German-American Business Awards on Friday, October 11. Buy your tickets now and get a discount.
Hiring season is in full swing

Learn about how to become a part of the ICATT Apprenticeship Program and more in our latest Skills Newsletter.
Join us on Thursday, July 18 at 9:00 a.m. CST for a free webinar to gain insights from our Recruiting Services team and expert speaker Christiane Bock, Vice President Insurance Services, Employee Benefits at our member company Alliant/Mesirow Insurance Services.

Wind Energy Business Conference June 18 - Chicago, IL
Operations, maintenance, and grid integration in the wind market
The German-American Wind Energy Business Conference will discuss new technologies & trends, market developments, policy outlooks and more.

Roundtable on tips and tricks for US market entry
We invite executives and entrepreneurs to learn about the challenges and legal framework of a successful US market entry at the IHK Roundtable in Ulm.

Business Luncheon July 10 - Schaumburg, IL
Challenges of a Growing SME in the North American Market
Manuel Merkt, President & COO of our member Hermle US Inc., will share his first-hand experience of growing his business in the US as our guest speaker in July.

Connexion Mobility August 8 - Chicago, IL
Experience the future of mobility
Join our member company Bosch at the Chicago Connectory on August 8 for their connexion event and discuss the future of the mobility industry with speakers, exhibitors and peers.

Family-Friendly Soccer Event
Enjoy your favorite sport with friends and family. Watch Chicago Fire play against Philadelphia Union live from our private rooftop area at our popular Soccer Social event.

News from the Skills Initiative
Welcome to the ICATT Community Colleges Network!
As the latest addition to the ICATT Network , Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, IL, enables high-tech manufacturers to develop a sustainable workforce development strategy.

From Our Chapters

Come to the CO-Chapter Sporting event in Denver, CO and meet German, Austrian, and Swiss companies at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market on June 18 - 20.

Grow your network while enjoying great food and drinks at the  June Meet & Greet Business Networking on Thursday, June 20, in Minneapolis, MN.
From our Recruiting Department
Looking for a job?
Are you ambitious and motivated to work in transatlantic business? Join our team and support us in our mission to promote transatlantic relations between Germany and the US.

Upcoming Events at a Glance

Get your tickets for our double-header on October 11!

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Transatlantic News

  • Read more about German subsidiaries' need for security amidst international tensions as discussed at DAWT in this Börse Frankfurt article.

  • The US and Germany are among the top five countries leading world in foreign direct investment. Read more in The Epoch Times article.
Licensed to process apprenticeship program certifications to German standards in the US.
GACC Midwest manages this industry-driven approach to apprenticeships by the MI Talent Investment Agency
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