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By the Numbers: 100 Most Influential Hispanics in 2004

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What should be the top priority of a national Hispanic agenda?
Boosting education 45.0%
Economic development 37.5%
Access to capital 10.0%
Immigration policy 2.5%
Cross-border trade 2.5%
DND 2.5%

Which group can do the best job for further empowering the U.S. Hispanic community?
Corporate America 30.0%
Small businesses 22.5%
Educators 12.5%
Politicians 12.5%
Community activists 5.0%
Other 17.5%

What type of federal initiative is most critical to the future of the Hispanic community?
Pell grants & educational financial aid 37.5%
INS & immigration reform 20.0%
Affirmative action and government contracting programs 10.0%
Hispanic recruitment plans 7.5%
Welfare Reform 5.0%
HUB/Empowerment Zones 2.5%
Other 17.5%

The 1997 Economic Census reports strong growth in the number of Hispanic owned companies. Have you seen this within your community?
Yes 82.5%
No 15.0%
DND 2.5%
If yes, how?
Number of companies 60.6%
Jobs 18.1%
Affluence 6.1%
Other 15.2%

What is the most significant gain for Hispanics from the 2000 Census?
More media attention 37.5%
More corporate markets 17.5%
More elected officials 17.5%
More government programs/funding 2.5%
Other 12.5%
DND 12.5%

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