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Inside the September 2001 Issue

The Money Behind the Mission Statement

Few corporations take their mission statements as seriously as nonprofit organizations. The members of this year's HISPANIC BUSINESS Nonprofit 25 reflect the social diversity of the Hispanic community, with missions ranging from youth outreach to elderly assistance, Headstart to higher education, and art to economic development. ...continue

The Boomitos’ Next Challenge

How should Hispanic baby boomers, many of whom have enjoyed significant professional success, spend their golden years' According to writer Gary Soto, they should provide a cultural legacy via philanthropy. "In the end we are not known for our material life but by the content of our character," he writes, urging older Hispanics to give of themselves. ...continue

Death Tax Zombie

The tax legislation signed into law on June 7, 2001, could fundamentally change the way wealth passes from one generation to another. Then again, it may not change anything at all. What happened to tax simplification' ...continue

Franchising: The Waiting Game

By the time the owners of Rubio's Baja Grill decided to franchise their restaurant, they already owned 135 stores and had been in business for 18 years. ...continue

NAFTA Expansion Hits Traffic Jam

Arturo Volpe supports global free trade up to a point. The CEO of Pan American Express, a trucking company in Laredo, Texas, knows from experience how opportunities open up when nations lower their tariffs and trade restrictions. But when it comes to allowing Mexican trucks full access to U.S. roads, he thinks free trade has overextended itself. ...continue

Higher Learning: Best Grad Programs for Hispanics

Ranking law and business schools has become an industry unto itself. Several publications now regularly compile lists of top law and MBA programs, and in the case of some at least, the results can be counted on to create a stir in higher education circles and, to a lesser extent, the media. ...continue

El Paso Maps Out a High-Tech Future

The Rio Grande cuts a pass through the mountains, creating a corridor that gives El Paso its name and that in horse-and-train days made U.S.-Mexico trade easier. Today, the region encompassing El Paso (Texas), Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), and Las Cruces (New Mexico) boasts the largest population along the U.S.-Mexico border, with more than 2 million people, and is home to a vibrant maquiladora industry. ...continue

Wiring the Federal Government

Crammed into an area the size of several football fields, the fourth annual International Electronic Government Conference and Exposition featured dozens of companies and government agencies during its recent four-day run in Washington, D.C. ...continue

A Mayor for All New Yorkers?

After 14 years as Bronx Borough President, Fernando Ferrer has established a track record for transforming a decayed and neglected area into a model of urban economic revival. Now he hopes to extend this legacy to the entire city of New York if he becomes its next mayor on November 6. ...continue

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