Hispanic-Owned Businesses Rising in Texas
In September, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in Texas rose by 40.1 percent between 2002 and 2007, to a total of 447,486. During the same period, their sales rose by nearly 47.2 percent, to $62.1 billion.
In the state’s 10 largest cities, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses rose at rates ranging from 22.6 percent in Houston to 51.8 percent in Arlington.
Hispanic-Owned Business in Texas’ 10 Largest Cities, 2002-2007
| Percent change,
2002 - 2007
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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