Contact: Michael Bergman
Public Information Office
(301) 763-3030 (phone)
(301) 763-3762 (fax)
(301) 457-1037 (TDD)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY — U.S. Census Bureau To Release New Details About Hispanic-Owned Businesses, Including Local Area Data
The U.S. Census Bureau will hold
a news conference to release new details on Hispanic-owned businesses. The
data show the number and percent of Hispanic-owned businesses, sales and receipts
at the national, state and local levels, as well as other details. This information
comes from the 2002 Economic Census and provides the most detailed source
of information about Hispanic-owned businesses and their impact on the U.S.
Tuesday, March 21; 10 a.m. (EST)
Thomas L. Mesenbourg, associate
director for economic programs,
U.S. Census Bureau
Michael L. Barrera, president & CEO, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Ronald Langston, national director, Minority Business Development Agency
Valerie Strang, survey statistician, Economic Census Branch, U.S. Census Bureau.
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20230
Photo identification is required
for admission to the Department of Commerce.
To expedite admission, please RSVP to (301) 763-3030 by 3 p.m., Monday,
March 20. Media should enter through the 14th Street entrance.