Despite an economy that doesn't know if it's the little engine that could or an elevator in free fall, some encouraging trends emerged from this year's HispanicBusiness Fastest-Growing 100 rankings.
The top 20 Illinois companies in the 2012 HispanicBusiness 500 ranking produced revenues of $1.14 billion in 2011, up slightly from the $1.1 billion produced in 2010.
The Top 20 New Mexico companies in the 2012 Hispanic Business 500 Ranking produced revenues of $589.68 million in 2011, up 1.9 percent from the $578.84 million produced in 2010.
The Top 20 Texas companies in the 2012 Hispanic Business 500 Ranking produced revenues of $5.62 billion in 2012, which was up an impressive 30.7 percent from the $4.3 billion they generated in 2010.
The top 20 California companies in the 2012 HispanicBusiness 500 Ranking produced revenues of $2.05 billion in 2011, up slightly from the $2.00 billion they produced in 2010.
The Top 20 Florida companies in the 2012 Hispanic Business 500 Ranking produced revenues of $15.40 billion in 2011, up from $11.50 billion in 2010 and from just $7.80 billion reported in 2009.
U.S. Hispanic-owned companies continue to surge by leaps and bounds, showing growth across all sectors.
For more than two decades, the annual HispanicBusiness 500 directory has served as a barometer of the U.S. Hispanic economy. A purchase of the 2012 directory provides the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies list in Excel format, including CEO names and more...
U.S. Hispanic-owned companies are in it to win, and the HispanicBusiness 500 rankings show it.
As the HispanicBusiness 500 celebrates its 30th anniversary, we take a look back to see how things have changed -- or stayed the same, in many cases.
Peruse the free version of our 2012 HispanicBusiness 500 directory of the largest U.S. Hispanic-owned enterprises, who owns them, where they're located, and how much they earned in 2011.
We said it last year, and we'll say it again: The Great Recession ended in June 2009. In continued good news, every sector is up in this year's rankings.
Some of the stars of Hispanic enterprise, including R. Marcelo Claure of Brightstar, J. Mario Molina of Molina Healthcare and Nina Vaca of Pinnacle Technical Resources, offer some kind words in praise of the HispanicBusiness 500.
HispanicBusiness releases its 2012 Top 25 Hispanic Nonprofits. They are listed by expenditures.