"As usual when visiting Colorado with a delegation from Grenoble, we were overwhelmed by how many similarities we saw in our economic environment and energy issues. Both regions have developed a pro-active development policy regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency, and address these issues on a technical level as well as trying to develop the relevant business model. I'm really positive on the fact that companies, academics and researchers on both sides of the Atlantic can benefit from our exchanges! Our partner CORA was acting as usual as a model of efficiency and care in organizing our visit there, providing with the perfect mix of the right contacts at the right level, a variety of different players, not forgetting the essential aspect of sharing great convivial moments with our hosts, and enjoying absolutely perfect weather!"
-Veronique Pequignat, AEPI - Grenoble-Isere Economic Development, Agency Manager - International Business Investment
Whether you would like to expand your business horizons or enter new markets, we will provide you with trade and business intelligence.
We have key contacts in the Denver metro area, the US and in France to help with any business or personal needs that may arise. Our membership base is a great resource to begin with when looking for a qualified referral.
If you are moving to the Denver area, we can help you get situated with essential services such as a real estate agent or mortgage broker, insurance coverage, banking needs, schools for your children as well as hotels, restaurants and local attractions.
The FACC has significant experience organizing trade missions for French companies to find potential American trade or industrial partners. The FACC also provides American companies opportunities to meet French companies and institutions in a wide variety of industries and markets.
We identify, contact and book appointments for your company with potential partners, prospects, investors and advisors. A representative of the FACC Rocky Mountain Region will assist you with the translation, the negotiation and the transfer between your appointments.
Translation & Interpretation
We can organize interpreting and simultaneous translation services (conferences, seminars, visits, appointments, etc.) as well as take care of any document translating needs.
VAT (Value Added Tax) Refund
We help American companies to retrieve the VAT/taxes they paid during their business trip to Europe.
Do you participate in professional events in France but don't know how to claim your VAT refund? Claim your VAT refund through the French-American Chamber of Commerce - it's easy and fast!
On your behalf, the FACC through the French-American Chambers of Commerce and Industry network can claim the VAT refund on your main expenses in Europe. VAT is refundable for the following expenses:
- Trade fairs, space booking, flowers, hostess services, translators, telephone bills, electric bills
- Restaurant bills, food and beverages
- Gasoline (80% of the VAT is refundable)
- All kinds of furniture for business activities
- Commercial automobile and van rental
- Services such as advertising and promotional costs
(The VAT is not refundable on the following expenses: hotels, leisure automobile rental, airline and train tickets, taxi trips, and gifts.)
List of French Companies in Colorado
We maintain an updated list of French Companies in Colorado that is available for free to our members. Please contact Katie Mendel at katie(at)rmfacc.org if you would like to receive the list.
Non-members can purchase this list for $30 by clicking here.
Members may hire young European professionals (ages 18 to 35) to train for a period of up to 18 months in their US based operations. The FACC can help international interns get a J-1 visa quickly so they can come to the U.S. for practical training with your organization.