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New Chamber Promotes Trade with India

By Sylvia Maria Gross

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Kansas City, MO – Software engineer and businessman Raj Bhatia spent several years mulling over how to increase trade between his adopted home, and his native country, India. He noticed that metropolitan Kansas City has developed a strong Indo American community. Many people, like him, moved here in the past 10 years to work for Sprint. And nationally, Indian-born immigrants to the US have high rates of entrepreneurship, particularly in the technology sector.

Given the rapid development in India, Bhatia and some prominent colleagues in business, medicine and academia decided it was time to start an Indo American Chamber of Commerce in Kansas City. The organization was launched in January, and Bhatia told KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross says it will join a network of chambers in 10 other cities around the US.

The Indo American Chamber of Commerce Kansas City holds its first conference--Doing Business with India on April 10, 2007 at the Kauffman Foundation.

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