WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15: HISPANIC BUSINESSES
Profile America — Friday, October 15th. As National Hispanic Heritage Month winds up, a good deal of attention has been focused on the role members of this growing community play in the country's business world. There are 2.3 million Hispanic-owned firms in the U.S., an increase of almost 44 percent in a recent five year period. These companies generated more than $345 billion in annual revenue — up more than 50 percent in just five years. Thirty percent of Hispanic-owned businesses are in the construction and other service sectors. New Mexico led the rest of the states in its proportion of Hispanic businesses at nearly 24 percent, followed by Florida at 22 percent and Texas at 21 percent. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB10-FF.17
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau