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Welcome to the FACC Carolinas

Who we are? The FACC Carolinas is a not-for-profit organization serving both North and South Carolina.

Our mission is to foster business relationships between France and the United States as well as to serve the ongoing business needs of corporate and individual members throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.

How do we do that? The FACC Carolinas achieves these objectives by facilitating information sharing, networking and by offering international business services to its members.

Chamber News

Late 2015, Christian Depret-Bixio was elected President of the Chapter and soon thereafter the chapter became the French American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas, now covering both North Carolina and South Carolina.

The FACC Carolinas is also welcoming Jean-Louis Vanderstaeten as its new Executive Director.

New Members

Parker Poe is a leading law firm in the USA and represents French-owned and affiliated companies located in or expanding to the United States. We provide comprehensive corporate counsel on a variety of legal matters, including business investment and incentives counseling. Our client industry sectors range from automotive and technology to advanced manufacturing and plastics & chemicals.  Parker Poe also provides, through its subsidiary, comprehensive services to support location expansion projects into the United States for French industry.  

 For more about our firm, please visit parkerpoe.com.



Producing world-class leaders for the global business environment.

The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is among the highest-ranked schools in the world for international business education and research. Known worldwide for its top-ranked programs in international business, including the #1 ranked undergraduate and graduate programs for international business, the Moore School is home to a world-class faculty and ten major research centers.

Founded in 1919, the Moore School has a history of innovative educational leadership, blending academic preparation with real-world experience through internships, consulting projects, study abroad programs and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Moore School has grown into a thriving site of academic excellence, with an enrollment of nearly 6,000 undergraduate students and more than 800 graduate students. The school offers a wide range of programs in nine undergraduate concentrations, seven master’s degree and two Ph.D. degrees; as well as executive development programs, and consulting services to the business community.

In 1998, the school was named for South Carolina native Darla Moore, making the University of South Carolina the first major university to name its business school after a woman.

The Moore School is accredited by AACSB International.


Ralph Young

There are many HR consultants who have been working in the consulting field for years, if not decades.  What would distinguish me from the others? 
My thoughts are that over my career I have had the opportunity of working with organizations from around the world; primarily Belgium, followed by France and Japan.  My forte includes Organizational Development, Professional Development, creating Positive Company Cultures and implementing the mind set of Continuous Improvement.  While I believe I could help most HR Departments contribute more to their company’s bottom line, I have a particular affinity to working with companies which are headquartered outside the U.S.  Another possible area that might distinguish me from many consultants is that for forty years I have been achieving results, as opposed to talking about achieving results.

Lastly, I had the honor of being selected by the SC Chamber of Commerce as the 2014 HR Professional of the Year. Contact Ralph.

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Contact us - Contactez-nous

French American Chamber of Commerce
of the Carolinas


PO Box 201077
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: (7O4) 75O-9977

Français - English
General inquiries : Sabine

Executive Director : Jean-Louis

Companies that support the FACC Carolinas

    • Actemium
    • Aplix
    • Areva
    • BOMAG Americas
    • Biomerieux
    • Cafe Monte
    • Choice Translating
    • Cyril Bath
    • Dassault Systemes
    • Garfinkel Immigration Law
    • Imex Management
    • Nesa
    • Parker Poe
    • SCBCS
    • SCOR
    • Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
    • Technekes
    • Volvo Group
    • Wells Fargo
    • Ziehl-Abegg, Inc.