Category Archives: Business Ownership

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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The World at Your Fingertips

Written by: Ian O’Brien, Branch Chief – Statistical Compendia Branch, Administrative and Customer Services Division Did you know that Raleigh, N.C., was the fastest-growing large metro area in the last decade?  (View table 21). That only about 5 percent of … Continue reading

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Women-Owned Businesses

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, US Census Bureau In recent decades, the role of women in the United States has undergone significant changes. Data from the Census Bureau allow us to track and quantify these changes over time. For … Continue reading

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Hispanic Business Ownership

  Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director   September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, the time of year when our nation celebrates the cultures and contributions of people whose roots are in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and … Continue reading

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