Brief Introduction of the overseas compatriot in the Southern part of the United States
The management of the overseas community affairs is under the supervision of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston with coverage of the following five states: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
The total population of the overseas compatriot in the southern part of the United States is about 780,000. Including the early immigrants from China and the later immigrants from Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia now live in cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Oklahoma city, Bay city, Tulsa, Stillwater, Little Rock, Jackson and New Orleans.
Structure of overseas compatriot organizations
There are about 350 overseas community associations, with about 200 ones in Houston, and 60 ones in Dallas, about 236 cases were registered, while the rest of the associations spread in many different places. Most organizations are comprised of recent immigrants. The types of organizations range from social club, chamber of commerce, family organization, seniors association, overseas compatriot school, professional association and artistic group. The current most influential communities include Taiwanese Association of America, Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce, Federation of Chinese Organizations of America in Houston, and Dallas compatriot social Club.
Overseas compatriot schools current overview
There are 42 overseas compatriot schools in Southern USA. overseas compatriot schools in Houston and Dallas established Houston overseas compatriot School Association to facilitate large cultural events and works related to Advanced Placement overseas compatriot Language and Culture. The schools in other areas hold small-scale cultural activities besides Mandarin lessons from time to time.
Economic activities within overseas compatriot communities
The recent Chinese ethnic immigrants in Southern USA mainly engage in trade, real estate, banking, hotel and computer technologies, while earlier immigrants generally engage in restaurant businesses. The immigrants from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos mostly conduct business in fruits, seafood and grocery wholesale.
Culture Center of TECO in Houston not only support the overseas compatriot communities in Southern USA by helping overseas community associations organize local events and activities, but also provide various services to meet the communities' needs. For details, please view our web sites.
Culture Center of TECO in Houston