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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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Women are Leading the Rise of Black-Owned Businesses

By Erika H. Becker-Medina, chief, Data User Outreach & Education Branch, Economy-Wide Statistics Division Black business ownership is on the rise. The number of black or African American-owned firms grew 34.5 percent between 2007 and 2012 — from 1.9 million … 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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