Category Archives: Economy

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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Made in the USA and Measured by the Census Bureau

Written by: Robert Bernstein, International Trade Management Division For more than 200 years — since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in America — the U.S. Census Bureau has described the state of America’s manufacturing. It all began as part … Continue reading

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Industry Classifications Reflect Changing Economy

By Robert Bernstein, Economy-Wide Statistics Division The U.S. Census Bureau’s Economic Census has been the official measure of our nation’s businesses and economy since 1810. The economy changes over time. Recorded music was once primarily on vinyl records. Soon there … 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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