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CB11-85

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

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

What:

The U.S. Census Bureau will hold an audio news conference to release new data about veteran-owned businesses from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners. The data show the number and percent of veteran-owned businesses, and sales and receipts at the national, state and local levels, as well as other details. These are the first-ever estimates of all veteran-owned businesses in the United States. Separate estimates are also available for nonveteran-owned businesses, as well as for businesses that are equally owned by both veterans and nonveterans.

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.

When:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011; 10 a.m. (EDT)
Who:
Thomas L. Mesenbourg, deputy director, U.S. Census Bureau
Joseph Johnson, chief economist and director of economic research,
   U.S. Small Business Administration
William D. Elmore, associate administrator for veterans business development,
   U.S. Small Business Administration
Joseph C. Sharpe Jr., director, National Economic Commission, American Legion
Details:

Audio conference — access information
Toll free number: 1-800-779-9312
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: <https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/>
Conference/meeting number: PW7580604
Conference/meeting passcode: CENSUS

If closed captioning is required:
<http://livewrite.nccsite.com/view/cb0517>

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: February 10, 2014