Category Archives: Business Ownership

A New Benchmark for Minority Business Ownership

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, US Census Bureau This week, the Census Bureau released a summary of the data it collected on minority-, women and veteran-owned businesses from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners (SBO). These data give us … Continue reading

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Serving Their Country, Then Serving Their Customers

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, US Census Bureau In about two weeks, the nation will observe Memorial Day, in which we commemorate U.S. soldiers who perished while in military service. Today, we recognize our military veterans who, following their … Continue reading

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Asian-Owned Businesses Bring in Half a Trillion in Revenues

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, U.S. Census Bureau In a week our nation will celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage month, the time of the year when we celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the … Continue reading

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Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders Continue to Pursue Entrepreneurial Dreams

New Census Bureau data show that Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders are continuing to become a growing part of our nation’s economy. Between 2002 and 2007, Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned businesses saw a growth of 31 percent … Continue reading

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American Indian and Alaska Natives as Entrepreneurs

This week, statisticians from the U.S. Census Bureau will be attending the 25th annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES 2011). This conference, headed by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, provides opportunities for American Indian and indigenous entrepreneurs and … Continue reading

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