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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #74 -- Tuesday, June 8, 2004

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Program Nurtures Minority Firms' Growth

The Washington area has the highest concentration of government contractors in the country. One important reason for this thriving local contracting industry is the presence of government programs to nurture small and minority-owned businesses.

Hispanic Hot Spot: A Choice Florida Destination

As with other cities in Broward County, Florida, Hispanics are making Miramar their home or place of business in big numbers. According to 2002 estimates, almost a third of the city's population was of Hispanic origin, up from 17 percent in 1990.

Number of Hispanic-Owned Firms to Reach 2 Million in 2004

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States is expected to reach 2 million and generate revenues totaling $273.81 billion in 2004.

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Burgeoning Market Exerts Its Force

Latino-owned businesses have changed the face of many DC and Virginia-area neighborhoods, as Hispanic mom-and-pop stores have filled once-abandoned buildings and brought commerce back to some neighborhoods.

Gore Says Penelas Betrayed Democrats in 2000 Election

Former Vice President Al Gore, who lost the 2000 presidential election by 537 votes in Florida, on Saturday called Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas "the single most treacherous and dishonest person I dealt with during the campaign anywhere in America."

Arlington Hosts LULAC Convention

Celebrating 75 years of progress in civil rights and education, Texas Hispanics gathered at the Wyndham Arlington Hotel on Thursday to open the annual state convention of LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens.

Bush Administration Hails Jobs Report

The Bush administration hailed Friday's report on the job market as an "encouraging" sign of a strong economic recovery, while Democratic presidential rival John Kerry's campaign said many are still struggling.

Immigrants with U.S. Jobs Send $30 Billion Annually Home to Latin Countries

Mexican and Latin American immigrants living in the United States will send $30 billion to their relatives back home in 2004, according to a new survey by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Groups Pan TV Rating Plan as 'Meters' Move In

Frustrated City Council members gathered outside the headquarters of the Nielsen ratings firm yesterday to protest today's launch of a controversial new way of measuring TV audiences.

A Prime Time for Latino TV Programming

No fewer than five networks debuted their fall television programming here last month with the growing Hispanic market of 41 million as their huge commercial bulls-eye.

Mel Martinez Banks on Hispanic Vote in Senate Bid

Former Housing Secretary Mel Martinez is counting on his fellow Cuban-Americans in South Florida and the big Orlando-area Puerto Rican community he once served to push him to victory in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate race.

Bush's Cuba Moves Stir Backlash

Bush's nod to the hard-liners in the exile community -- a further restriction on travel to the island and a clamp-down on those who can receive cash assistance from U.S. relatives -- has touched off an emotionally charged backlash.

GolTV Selects Newlink for U.S. Hispanic Outreach

Miami-based GolTV, the first and only bilingual television channel broadcasting 100 percent soccer in the U.S., announced that it has hired Newlink Communications Group for its consumer outreach efforts in the U.S. and U.S. Hispanic markets.

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The Billion-Dollar Club

For the first time, three companies top a key revenue milestone on the Hispanic Business 500 list.

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