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"The SHCC has provided our company assistance with certification with Caltrans, Sacramento County and City of Sacramento, as well as other agencies, helping us along the way with resources and information needed to complete the certifications. The SHCC has always followed up on any request for assistance or information, also keeping us up to date with any current events that may be helpful with our business goals. Their website is also filled with valuable information and different avenues that individuals may want to take advantage of to complete their goals."
"With all the candidness in the world, I'd like to say, you folks ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!! You have an excellent and efficient team. I am truly honored to be part of this chamber."
Victor Reyes, Owner
Bodega Del Sur Winery
POPULATION AND ECONOMIC STRENGTH
- Hispanics are the largest minority in the United States, with an estimated population of 41.3 million. They are estimated to grow by more than 1.7 million a year and are the fastest growing segment of the population. (source: US Census Bureau)
- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately one in six residents (46.9 million people) are Hispanic.
- The number of Hispanic households (those with incomes of at least $100,000) rose 137 percent between 1990 and 2000. (source: US Census Bureau)
- California has the highest Latino population in the country, with 13.5 million Hispanics living in the state, an increase of 313,000 in one year.
- California's Hispanic population is expected to rise to 41.4 percent while the number of white residents is expected to shrink to 37.4 percent.
- As of 2006, California's Hispanic population was larger than the entire population of Pennsylvania.
- In 2002, there were ten states with the largest Hispanic markets by spending power, California included. (source: Selig Center)
- US Hispanic purchasing power has surged to nearly $700 billion and is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2010. (source: HispanTelligence)
- Unlike its U.S. counterpart, the Hispanic household is younger, with the head of household anywhere between 25 and 44 years old. The Conference Board's Research Center states that the under 44 Hispanic market is going to grow from a purchasing power of $295 billion in 2008 to $397 billion by 2010.
New data on Hispanic population in United States and California.
BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- There are approximately 2 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the country that generate almost $300 Billion in annual gross receipts. By 2010, there will be 3.2 million Hispanic firms generating $465 Billion. (source: Small Business Administration, HispanicTelligence)
- In 2007 one out of every 10 small businesses is Hispanic. (source: Hispanic Trends)
- Small businesses make up 98 percent of all businesses and create the majority of new jobs added to the economy. (source: Small Business Administration)
- The fastest growing segment of small businesses.
- Hispanic women-owned businesses number 553,618, they employ 320,000 and generate $44.4 billion in sales nationwide. (Source: Center for Women¹s Business Research, November 2004)
- Latinas control 39 percent of the 1.4 million companies owned by minority women in the United States, which generate nearly $147 billion in sales. (Source: Center for Women¹s Business Research, November 2004)
- Four in ten minority women-owned firms are owned by Latinas.
- 10 states with the greatest number of Hispanic women-owned firms in 2002 were California (17 %), Texas (18%), Florida (16%), New York (14%), Arizona (13%), Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Colorado. (Source: Center for Women¹s Policy)