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NEW RESEARCH:The U.S. Hispanic Economy in Transition: Facts, Figures, and Trends (2005 Edition) -
a comprehensive study of the emerging Hispanic market.
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It has been an whirlwind month for Marianne Sensale-Guerin. The founder of Maine-based Guerin Associates, an environmental services firm, was named National Small Business Person of the Year, but life has been anything but calm since.
Marketing is an important factor in the success and growth of any business. But entrepreneurs constrained by size and budgetary concerns do not sell themselves as effectively as they could, missing big opportunities to position themselves.
The son of poor Mexican immigrants, Antonio Villaraigosa, has been elected the first Hispanic mayor of Los Angeles in more than 130 years, unofficial results showed. Challenger Villaraigosa won 59 percent of votes against Hahn's 41.
The election this week of Mexican-American Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor of Los Angeles is the latest exclamation point in a story of Hispanic political empowerment that has been unfolding steadily nationwide for more than three decades.
The arrival last week in the U.S. Congress of a sweeping, bipartisan immigration proposal brought forth the usual conflict between those who want a solution and those who just want an emotional issue to howl about.
Between 1990 and 2003, the Hispanic population grew 78 percent – more than four times faster than the national growth rate. Today, Hispanics make up the largest ethnic minority in the United States, numbering 39.9 million.
The new Hispanic-themed Publix Sabor, which means flavor, has opened its doors, as Florida's largest grocery chain takes on the other specialty markets that have traditionally dominated this market niche.
From 2000-2004, dollars spent by the top-50 advertisers to reach the U.S. Hispanic market grew from $658.37 million to $1.23 billion, according to a new HispanTelligence research report.
HispanTelligence reports the unemployment rate for Hispanics dropped from 6.4 percent to 5.7 percent in March, with Hispanics adding 214,000 jobs and 83,000 new Hispanics joining the U.S. labor force.
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