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Media Advisory — U.S. Census Bureau to Release New Data About Black-Owned Businesses


The U.S. Census Bureau will hold an audio news conference to release new data about black-owned businesses from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners. The data show the number and percent of black-owned businesses, sales and receipts at the national, state and local levels, as well as other details.

The event will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation. There will be no physical event associated with this conference. Information on accessing the online presentation is provided below. Reporters will be able to ask questions once the data presentation is complete. We suggest reporters log in and call in early.

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011; 2 p.m. (EST)
Thomas L. Mesenbourg, deputy director, U.S. Census Bureau
Marc H. Morial, president and chief executive officer, National Urban League
Ivonne Cunarro, chief, Knowledge Management Unit, Minority Business Development Agency

Audio conference — access information
Toll free number: 1-888-324-9312
Participant passcode: CENSUS
Note: Stay on the line until operator asks for the passcode. Do not key in passcode

Online presentation — access information
Please login early, as some setup is required.

URL: <>
Conference/meeting number: PW2985603
Conference/meeting passcode: CENSUS

If closed captioning is required:

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | | Last Revised: September 09, 2014