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MBDA Economics Publications

September 2021
Published by: Minority Business Development Agency

The report looks at the current and potential future contributions of employer minority firms and the key underlying drivers in their contribution to the U.S. macroeconomy. By using simple linear trends in the historical and current contributions of employer minority firms to the U.S. economy and projecting these trends forward, a baseline is established for the path of minority business economic growth. The report underscores the importance of having a greater focus on minority business productivity to fill an economic opportunity gap.

MBDA Research  Economics
August 2021
Published by: Minority Business Development Agency

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) first tackled the question of an opportunity gap approximately twenty years ago and proposed the concept of parity as an approach to answering it. This publication provides the reader with the Agency’s current methodology for calculating entrepreneurial parity which is used to illustrate the gap between current facts about minority business enterprises and an ideal state of affairs. For MBDA, the three economic output measurements most easily tracked are: the number of minority-owned firms, total gross receipts, and number of employees.

MBDA Research  Economics

Other Publications

July 2020
Published by: Robert W. Fairlie, Ph.D.

This paper provides the first analysis of impacts of the pandemic on the number of active small businesses in the United States using nationally representative data from the April 2020 CPS – the first month fully capturing early effects. The number of active business  owners  in  the  United  States  plummeted  by  3.3  million  or  22  percent  over  the..

External Research  Economics