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  • Submitted on 27 December 2012

    David A. HinsonMinority-owned businesses continue to shine as the engines of job growth in the United States economy. These businesses provide nearly six million jobs, and annually generate $1 trillion in economic output. Supporting this output is the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a bureau in the U.S. Department of Commerce. MBDA is the only federal agency tasked to promote the growth and global competitiveness of minority-owned firms. MBDA assists minority-owned firms in gaining access to capital, contracts and new domestic and international markets.

  • Submitted on 20 November 2012

  • Submitted on 08 May 2012

    Robert W. Fairlie, Ph.D., Santa Cruz, CA. 50 pages. Under contract SBAHQ-10-R-0009.

    Purpose

    This study, using data from the 2007 U.S. Survey of Business Owners, attempts to complete the picture on immigrant entrepreneurship and addresses questions such as the following: What hurdles do they face accessing capital? How do they use capital? The importance of immigrant entrepreneurs to the U.S. economy has been very well documented in

  • Submitted on 16 September 2010

    Capital Access Report

    This report was developed under a contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, and contains information and analysis that was reviewed and edited by officials of the Minority Business Development Agency.

    Preface

    Capital access remains the most important factor limiting the establishment, expansion and growth of minority-owned businesses. Given this well established constraint, the current financial environment has placed a greater burden on minority entrepreneurs who are trying to keep their businesses thriving in today’s economy.

    In this study, Dr. Robert W. Fairlie and Dr. Alicia Robb provide an in-depth review and analysis of the barriers to capital access experienced by minority entrepreneurs, and the consequences that limited financial sources are placing on expanding minority-owned firms.

    Unknown ObjectMinority-owned businesses have been growing in number of firms, gross receipts, and paid employment, at a faster pace than non-minority firms. If it were not for the employment growth created by minority firms, American firms, excluding publicly-held firms, would have experienced a greater job loss between 1997 and 2002. While paid employment grew by 4 percent among minority-owned firms, it declined by 7 percent among non-minority firms during this period.

  • Submitted on 27 July 2010

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  • Submitted on 27 July 2010

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  • Submitted on 27 July 2010

    MBDA provides a repository of publications for public research and review.

  • Submitted on 27 July 2010

    MBDA provides a repository of publications for public research and review.

  • Submitted on 27 July 2010

    MBDA provides a repository of publications for public research and review.

  • Submitted on 27 July 2010

    MBDA provides a repository of publications for public research and review.

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