Emergent Entrepreneurs: Latina-Owned Businesses in the Borderlands

Emergent Entrepreneurs: Latina-Owned Businesses in the Borderlands
Authors/editors: Robles, Bárbara J.; Zarnikau, Jay
Type: journal
Publisher: Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin
Series: Texas Business Review
Date: 2004-10
Full text: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/15236

Description

During the 1990s, the number of Latina small businesses grew by an extraordinary 209 percent. These privately-held, majority-owned businesses accounted for $29.4 billion in receipts and employed nearly 198,000 workers. Research shows that growth rates for Latina entrepreneurs and microentrepreneurs are related to factors unique to the Latino community. What are these factors? And how can this economic growth be facilitated along the U.S.-Mexico border? Also in this issue: "Is It Time for Texas to Tax Pollution?" by Jay Zarnikau.

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