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Small Business Profiles for States and Territories
The publication also provides national-level data and limited data on the U.S. territories. The usefulness of the publication is the great detail it provides about small businesses at the state level. The following topics are covered: the number of firms, demographics of business ownership, small business income, banking, business turnover, industry composition, and employment gains and losses by size of business.
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Characteristics of Minority Businesses and Entrepreneurs
In this second review of the Census' 2002 Survey of Business Owners (SBO), we analyzed the characteristics of minority-owned businesses and those that influence business survival to try to find factors that may have contributed to the business performance of minority-owned businesses in 2002. To accomplish this, we analyzed the data from the Census' SBO Company Summary, Characteristics of Businesses, and Characteristics of Business Owners, among other sources.
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The State of Minority Business Enterprises (2002 Data)
Minority business enterprises (MBEs) are a rapidly growing and increasingly important segment of the U.S. and global economy. From 1997-2002, the total number of U.S. companies increased by 2 million and over 50% of this increase was accounted for by minority-owned firms. Minority-owned businesses are diverse, participating in a wide variety of industries: financial services, health care, construction, transportation, and other services. However, despite impressive growth in the number of U.S. minority firms, MBEs must increase their size, scale, and the economic viability of their firms if they are to compete effectively in the global economy. To accomplish this, MBEs must be assertive, innovative competitors who will not fear or retreat from globalization.
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The State of Minority Business (1997 Data)
The State of Minority Business provides a snapshot of the status of minority-owned businesses based on data from the 1997 Survey of Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (SMOBE) and previous surveys. Minority-owned businesses experienced substantial growth between 1992 and 1997, but continue to lag substantially in the generation of gross receipts and employment. The U.S. Census Bureau is projecting that 90 percent of the net U.S. population growth over the next fifty years will be in minority groups.
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Dynamic Diversity: Projected Changes in U.S. Race & Ethic Composition 1995 to 2050
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S. Department of Commerce, commissioned the Census Bureau to prepare this in-depth report on changes in U.S. race and ethnic composition from 1995 to 2050. It is one of a series of products that MBDA will be developing on The Emerging Minority Marketplace to organize and disseminate information for and about minority business.
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The New Realities for Minority Business
There is a major demographic transformation occurring in this country. Minorities, who now represent approximately 26% of the U.S. population,are expected to represent nearly 50% by 2050. This will create opportunities for consumer and business sales in those communities where minority businesses, if correctly positioned, could have a competitive advantage. These demographic changes will ultimately alter the relationships between corporate America and communities that have traditionally been under-served by the business sector. The New Realities for Minority Business provides a general overview of the business environment and serve as a starting point for a discussion of the necessary strategies for promoting minority business success in the 21st century.
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Minority Population Growth: 1995 to 2050
Minority Population Growth: 1995 to 2050 depicts these trends for individual race and ethnic origin groups, as well as for a combined Minority population group. It is one of a series of products that MBDA will be developing on The Emerging Minority Marketplace to organize and disseminate information for and about minority business.
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Federal Datalink: A Guide to Federal County-Level Data
Federal Datalink: A Guide to Federal County-Level Data collects and document available county-level statistical data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other Federal Agencies for years since 1980. It is one of a series of products that MBDA will be developing on The Emerging Minority Marketplace to organize and disseminate information for and about minority business. Users of this guide should be aware that all of the links and information contained in this document are current as of April 1999 and are subject to change.
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U.S. Census Bureau Data Variable Matrix
U.S. Census Bureau Data Variable Matrix summarizes the availability of market research variables at the National, state and county levels. The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) commissioned the Census Bureau to prepare this report on “Minority Population Growth: 1995 to 2050. It is one of a series of products that MBDA will be developing on The Emerging Minority Marketplace to organize and disseminate information for and about minority business.
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