Category Archives: Business Ownership

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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March is Women’s History Month

The role of women in history was first commemorated in March 1978 as Women’s History Week in Sonoma County, California. Congress issued a joint resolution proclaiming a national Women’s History Week in 1981, and expanded the celebration to an entire … Continue reading

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Black-Owned Businesses Grow at Triple the National Rate

Written by: Bill Bostic, Associate Director for Economic Programs February is Black History Month, a time when our nation celebrates the contributions of people of African-American heritage. It’s also an appropriate time to acknowledge the growing impact the black community … Continue reading

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