Hispanic Business Digital Edition (2006)

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Hispanic Market

Nearly 1 in 4 United States residents will be Hispanic by 2030 if current demographic trends hold. That makes the nation dependent on the group to fill jobs that retiring baby boomers will leave, according to a recent study.

Satellite, Cable Companies Target Hispanics
Satellite and cable-TV companies are increasingly courting the nation's fast-growing Hispanic audience with multichannel packages, bringing more options to a market long dominated by networks like Univision.

Hispanics' 'Defining Moment'
"The first decade of the 21st century is a defining moment for the Hispanic population and for the nation," said Marta Tienda, a Princeton University sociologist who was chairwoman of the new study. "We are in the midst of a Hispanic moment."


Make Way for Female Entrepreneurs
Women are increasingly taking over family companies, adopting new technologies, and embracing leadership in male-dominated fields, all the while growing their businesses at three times the rate for U.S. businesses overall.

SBA Microloan Program Faces Budgetary Ax
Unless Congress steps in to perform budgetary CPR, the Small Business Administration's microlending program is dead. The initiative designed to put modest loans into the hands of entrepreneurs who might not have stellar credit is slated for elimination in the fiscal 2007 budget.

Big-picture Economics
Traditional private equity isn't the only way to invest in the future growth of Hispanic entrepreneurs.


US Government Not Ready to Serve Hispanics
The National Council of La Raza, in a report, has accused the federal government and the American Red Cross of being unprepared to address the needs of Hispanics and other communities "of color" in the event of a disaster.

Bribed Congressman Jailed for Eight Years
A Judge in California has sentenced a former California congressman to eight years in prison for accepting bribes, the longest prison term ever handed down to a serving or recently serving US representative in modern history. Cunningham had represented his southern California district for 15 years.

Justices Examine Redistricting Case
Several Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism that a controversial Texas redistricting plan engineered by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay should be thrown out because it was undertaken for solely partisan reasons.

HispanTelligence Research
Search the 2005 Hispanic Business 500, a national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.

Inside the House: Hispanics Subgroups Differ by Age
More than 20 percent of Cubans are 65 or older, while a scant 4 percent of Mexicans are in that age bracket. On the other hand, 37 percent of Mexicans and 31 percent of Puerto Ricans are younger than 18.

The Fast Growing Hispanic Youth Market
While the U.S. median age continues to rise, from 35.3 years in 2000, the median age of Hispanics remains the lowest of all groups. Demographers predict faster growth among young Hispanics than among other young ethnic groups for the next decade.


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From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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Sam Ramirez Jr.
Ramirez & Co., the nation's largest and oldest Hispanic-owned investment bank, has turned to algorithm trading technology via a joint venture with a young, Hispanic-owned proprietary algorithm trading services provider.

Capital, the New Priority
Since 2004, the March issue of Hispanic Business has focused on the topic of wealth creation for entrepreneurs. The examination continues in this issue with coverage of the magazine's CEO Capital Markets Roundtable

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