The German American Chamber of Commerce® (GACC™) New York fosters the economic ties between Germany and America. Founded in 1947 it now also comprises branch offices in Philadelphia and California. The GACC New York offers a wide range of services to the Northeastern and Western states. Benefiting from being close to Silicon Valley the California branch mainly supports trendsetting industry sectors such as IT, biotechnology, renewable energies, semi-conductors and nanotechnology.