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The number of women-owned businesses grew at almost three times the national rate between 1997 and 2002, according to a new study from the Small Business Administration. The number grew by 20 percent, while all the number of U.S. businesses grew by 7 percent.

Influx of Foreign Born has No Impact on Employment of Natives
One of the fears raised in the immigration debate is that foreign-born workers take American jobs. A recent study released by the Pew Hispanic Center, "Growth in the Foreign-Born Workforce and Employment of the Native Born," shows this is not the case.

Hispanic Participation in College-Prep Test Booming
American College Testing scores from the high school class of 2006 — 1.2 million graduating seniors, 7 percent of the identifying themselves as Hispanic — show an increase in students who are prepared for college, but with room for improvement in science and math.

Brightstar Receives Japanese Infusion
Miami-based Brightstar Corp., the cell-phone distributor fast expanding into Asia and the Middle East, has a new investor: Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co. Ltd. Trade and manufacturing group Mitsui invested $50 million in Brightstar, becoming its second-largest shareholder.

HispanTelligence Research
Media
Advertisers' efforts to reach Hispanic consumers are becoming more targeted, and language is a major factor. Advertisers spent more than $3.3 billion to market products to U.S. Hispanics in 2005, a 6.8 percent increase from 2004.

The U.S. Hispanic Economy 2005
Purchase your copy of latest research from HispanTelligence: The U.S. Hispanic Economy in Transition: Facts, Figures, and Trends (2005 Edition) -- a comprehensive study of the emerging Hispanic market.

South Leads US in Fastest Hispanic Growth
The geographic dispersion of the U.S. Hispanic population continues. States with small Hispanic populations have shown the greatest growth in the last decade — with seven of the 10 fastest-growing states in the South.

Events
Coming to L.A....The 16th Annual Hispanic Business EOY Awards On Thursday, November 9, Hispanic Business magazine will honor the nation's top Hispanic entrepreneurs and MAOF founder Dionicio Morales, this year's Lifetime Achievement Award winner, at the luxurious Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Don't miss the most exclusive Hispanic gala of the year! Call 800.616.8318 for reservations and sponsorships today!
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Fastest in the Fast Lane
2006 Fastest-Growing 100® Companies. Five-year revenue growth for companies on the Hispanic Business 100 Fastest-Growing Companies® list jumped more than 35 percentage points between 2005 and 2006, recording higher productivity rates as measured by number of employees.

Showing Up Is Half the Battle
Our directories of leading companies —the Hispanic Business 500, the 100 Fastest-Growing companies, and Top 50 Exporters — focus on the leaders in the U.S. Hispanic entrepreneurial markets.






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