Category Archives: Business Ownership

Hispanic-Owned Businesses on the Upswing

By: Robert Bernstein, International Trade Management Division With the recent conclusion of another annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are two sources of business data that show gains in America’s Hispanic-owned businesses. Survey of Business Owners The number of … Continue reading

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National Parks and the Economy of Their “Gateway Towns”

Written by Robert Bernstein, Economy-Wide Statistics Division Nowhere is our nation’s natural beauty on more vivid display than in its more than 400 national parks. Maintained by the National Park Service for exactly one century this summer, these venues have … Continue reading

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Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-Owned Businesses Grow Faster Than Firms Owned by Other Race Groups

Written by: Robert Bernstein, Economy-Wide Statistics Division Although the number of businesses owned by Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders remains small relative to the numbers owned by other minority groups, their rate of growth in recent years certainly stands … Continue reading

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American Indian and Alaska Native-Owned Businesses Move Past the Quarter-Million Mark

Written by: Robert Bernstein, Economy-Wide Statistics Division The number of American Indian and Alaska Native-owned businesses in the U.S. climbed by 36,228, or 15.3 percent, between 2007 and 2012, reaching 272,919. In Oklahoma, which ranked second among states with 27,450 … Continue reading

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Women-Owned Businesses on the Rise

Written by: Erika H. Becker-Medina, chief, Data User Outreach & Education Branch, Economy‑Wide Statistics Division The number of women-owned firms rose 26.8 percent from 2007 to 2012, from 7.8 million to 9.9 million businesses. In contrast, the number of all … Continue reading

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