FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY — U.S. Census Bureau to Release Data on American Indian- and Alaska Native-Owned Businesses
The U.S. Census Bureau will hold an audio news conference to release new details about American Indian- and Alaska native-owned businesses. Nationwide, there were more than 200,000 American Indian- and Alaska native-owned businesses with receipts totaling $26.9 billion.
Information on American Indian- and Alaska native-owned businesses is being released for selected counties, metro areas and cities; it also includes the number of firms, sales and receipts, and firms with paid employees by type of business. Reporters are invited to participate by telephone.
Tuesday, June 20, 10 a.m. (EDT)
Valerie Strang, survey statistician, Economic Census Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
Ronald Langston, national director, Minority Business Development Agency
Reporters can participate in the audio briefing by using the toll-free phone number and confirmation code below.
Call-in number: (800) 619-2383
Confirmation code: 47084
Reporters with assigned logins and passwords may access the full report – embargoed until June 20, 10 a.m. (EDT) – by visiting the “Embargoed Releases” section on Monday, June 19 at <http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases>. Media members can obtain a temporary login and password by calling the Census
Bureau Public Information Office at (301) 763-3030.