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Thursday, July 12, 2001

Volume 2 Issue 28

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In the news this week…

Minority-Owned Firms Growing Faster Than National Average
The number of minority-owned businesses grew at a rate more than four times that for U.S. firms overall between 1992 and 1997.

Jeb Bush to Lead Business Mission to South America
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will head a delegation of more than 150 business executives next week for meetings in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, state officials said Wednesday.

Hispanic Businessmen Lobby for "Fast-Track" Negotiations
The most important Hispanic business groups in the United States launched a campaign Wednesday to pressure Congress into giving the White House "fast-track" authority to negotiate trade agreements with Latin America.

U.S. Bank Launches Vigorous Effort to Reach Hispanics
U.S. Bank has launched a comprehensive initiative to provide financial services to Hispanic individuals, families, and businesses.

Puerto Rico Seeks to Spur Local Economy with Tax Incentives
Puerto Rican professionals and community leaders declared their support Sunday for the island government's proposal to modify U.S. tax laws in an effort to spur the local economy.

Argentina’s Debt Threatens Global Markets
As the likelihood grows that Argentina, Latin America's third-largest economy, will be forced to restructure some of its debt and devalue its currency, the question becomes whether Wall Street and emerging markets will stagger as well.

Big Brands Meet at Hispanic Marketing Conference in LA on July 19-20
The Strategic Research Institute's next event, titled "U.S. Hispanic Market Boom & Profitable Customer Relationship Strategies," is scheduled at the Los Angeles Omni Hotel on July 19-20, 2001.

Entertainment Companies Join Forces to Capture the Interest of Hispanic Audiences
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Lideres Entertainment Group Inc. is teaming up with industry veterans Allen Bloom and Douglas Logan of Total Compass Entertainment LLC to form a new entertainment company focused on producing live family entertainment for Hispanic audiences in the U.S.

Network TV Efforts to Attract Hispanics Face Hurdles
The decision taken by several U.S.-based television networks to offer closed captions in Spanish for their soap operas to attract Hispanic viewers has been received with skepticism by analysts who say the problem is not solely linguistic, but cultural.

Study: Metro Areas Produce 85% of U.S. Economic Output
The U.S. Conference of Mayors will release a report today that shows that metropolitan areas account for about 85 percent of the nation's economic output and outpace many states and foreign countries.

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Articles from HISPANIC BUSINESS magazine:
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Banking on Miami
It is difficult to drive down main thoroughfares in most Miami communities without spotting a Hispanic-owned bank. In some areas, such as Little Havana, Hialeah, and Sweetwater, two or three sit just blocks apart.

Seventy-Five Years and Counting
La Opinión, the nation’s largest Spanish-language daily newspaper, will celebrate its 75th anniversary next September, a milestone founder Ignacio Lozano Sr. probably couldn’t have imagined when he launched the publication on Mexican Independence Day in 1926.

Event Announcement

Event Announcement

Countdown Begins for Hispanic Boom & Profitable Customer Relationship Strategies Conference in LA
Big Brands Confer in LA on July 19-20 to discuss Hispanic Market Boom & Profitable CRM Strategies-American Honda, Krispy Kreme, Gateway, P&G, Nestle, Guinness, American Express, Verizon, Universal Studios, Wells Fargo, Capital One, Allstate and more Contact rranganathan@srinstitute.com or visit our Web site at http://www.srinstitute.com/cm353. Call 1-888-666-8514.

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