I know alot of people here like to portray Hispanics as leeches who come here only to live off Welfare, but there are always two sides to every story. Just thought some of you might find this interesting.
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Growth of Hispanic-Owned Businesses
Triples the National Average
Washington, D.C. — The number of Hispanic-owned businesses grew 31 percent between 1997 and 2002 — three times the national average for all businesses — according to a new report, Survey of Business Owners: Hispanic-Owned Firms: 2002 [PDF], released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The nearly 1.6 million Hispanic-owned businesses generated nearly $222 billion in revenue, up 19 percent from 1997.
“The Economic Census gives an accurate picture of America’s 23 million businesses. The growth we see in Hispanic-owned businesses illustrates the changing fabric of American’s business and industry. With Hispanic businesses among the fastest growing segments of our economy, this is a good indicator of how competitiveness is driving the American economy,” said Census Bureau Director Louis Kincannon.
In 2002, nearly 3-in-10 Hispanic-owned firms operated in construction and other services, such as personal services, and repair and maintenance.
In 2002, firms owned by people of Mexican origin accounted for more than 44 percent of all Hispanic-owned firms.
Retail and wholesale trade accounted for 36 percent of Hispanic-owned business revenue.
There were 29,184 Hispanic-owned firms with receipts of $1 million or more.
There were 1,510 Hispanic-owned firms with 100 employees or more, generating more than $42 billion in gross receipts.
States with the fastest rates of growth for Hispanic-owned firms between 1997 and 2002 included New York (57 percent), Rhode Island and Georgia (56 percent each),
Nevada and South Carolina (48 percent each).
Counties with the highest number of Hispanic-owned firms were Los Angeles County, Calif. (188,472); Miami-Dade County, Fla. (163,188); Harris County, Texas (61,934); and Bronx County, N.Y. (38,325).
The 2002 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) defines Hispanic-owned businesses as firms in which Hispanics own 51 percent or more of the stock or equity of the business. Separate reports on other minority-owned businesses will be issued over the coming months.
They would conquer us with money and buy us out if they became successful enough. There is no doubt about that. Why fight the government when you can just take over the markets?
There was an hispanic owned business in a neighboring town from me. It turned out that the owner was an illegal alien who was previously deported. He found his way back to the PRK and was able to get a govt subsidized loan to open his business.
I think that self employment is a way for illegals to aviod the law in the USA.
I don't recall one thread where Hispanics were portrayed as leeches; Illegal Aliens on the other hand..........
I hope that all immigrants who come here start businesses. The welfare queens may be democrats, but the business owners are much more likely to be republicans (or, at the very least, capitalists).
Must be nice for liberals to know that their voters are, by in large, the least successful members of society. Way to aim for the top...by pandering to the bottom.