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Inside the June 2001 Issue

The 2001 HISPANIC BUSINESS 500® List Reveals Move Toward Mainstream Economy

You'll find little evidence of an economic downturn in the revenue figures for this year's HISPANIC BUSINESS 500. It was another record-breaking performance for the largest Hispanic companies in the United States, with total revenues totaling $21.18 billion. That performance a 12.7 percent increase over the previous year caps off a tremendous 10-year run that has increased revenues 134 percent for the HISPANIC BUSINESS 500. ...continue

Public Firms Fly into the Turbulence

Six companies on the HISPANIC BUSINESS 500 trade their stock on public exchanges. In keeping with the general trend of the market, most of these companies have suffered in the last year. Outside of the HISPANIC BUSINESS 500 directory, activity among Hispanic-controlled public companies revolved around the media sector. ...continue

Last-Minute Surge in a Strong Economy

Following an extended market run, last year saw fast growth for the largest Hispanic-owned firms in the nation. ...continue

Financiers Find Their Niche

In an age of mega-banks, small institutions prosper by catering to their local customer base. ...continue

A Feast Year for Manufacturing

Ruiz Food Products sees growth behind and ahead, thanks to the popularity of Mexican cuisine. ...continue

Hispanic Purchasing Power Takes Off

New estimates reflect burgeoning growth, and the economic implications are profound. ...continue

Roll Call of the Entrepreneurs

Results from the 1997 Economic Census paint a portrait of the dynamic U.S. Hispanic economy. ...continue

Pro-Business or Big Business?

Small companies will help pay for tax breaks through program cuts and new fees. ...continue

Working to Close the Digital Divide

Minority communities are vitally important to the nation's high-tech sector, underscoring the need to improve education and mentoring opportunities in those communities. Those were the prevailing messages when representatives from the technology and telecommunications industries gathered to assess Silicon Valley's diversity efforts. ...continue

Implications of the Economic Census

In 1997, Hispanic-owned businesses represented 6 percent of all businesses in the United States. They numbered nearly 1.2 million, employed more than 1.3 million people, and contributed more than $186 billion to the GNP, according to recently released data from the 1997 Economic Census. These trends have important implications for the nation's economy and for international trade. ...continue

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