Contact: Mike Bergman
Public Information Office
(301) 763-3030 (phone)
(301) 763-3762 (fax)
(301) 457-1037 (TDD)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY — U.S. Census Bureau To Release New Details About Black-Owned Businesses, Including Local Area Data
The U.S. Census Bureau is holding a news conference to release new details
about black-owned firms in selected counties, metro areas and cities. Nationwide,
the number of black-owned businesses increased 45 percent between 1997 and
2002. Information on the number of firms, sales and receipts, and firms with
paid employees by kind of business, will be presented for these areas.
Tuesday, April 18; 9:30 a.m. (EDT)
Thomas L. Mesenbourg, associate director for economic programs, U.S. Census
Harry C. Alford, president & CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce
Mike Little, chairman, National Black Chamber of Commerce
Ronald N. 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
**NOTE: Photo identification is required for admission to the Department of Commerce.
Space is limited, so please RSVP to 301-763-3030 by 3 p.m., Monday, April 17. Media
should enter through the 14th Street entrance.