Minority-Owned Businesses

Who Qualifies for Federal Minority Business Programs?

The federal government operates programs that provide preferences to economically and socially disadvantaged individuals to compensate businesses for past and present discrimination....

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Minority Businesses Thrive in IT and Telecom

Firms in IT and telecom industries owned by African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Subcontinent Asians and Native Americans are outperforming other firms....

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Minority Business Programs: Problems that need Fixing

Government agencies established minority business programs to address decades of unfair treatment of minority businesses. Today, many unfair practices have ceased, but some issues remain....

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Minority Businesses and Mobile Broadband

The world is shifting from narrowband to broadband and within the latter, mobile broadband is emerging as the dominant platform. Minority entrepreneurs must participate in this rapidly emerging platform....

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Role of Government Contracting in Minority Business Development

Government opportunities prompted an increase in minority business startups and lead to the formation of more successful companies; minorities are also more dependent on government opportunities....

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Court Rules that 8(A) Program is Constitutional: Part II Continued

The court ruled the federal government’s Section 8(a) Program is constitutionally valid. This second part profiles minority firms in the 8(a) Program by race and revenue and explains the decision....

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Court Rules that 8(A) Program is Constitutional: Part I

In the case of DynaLantic v DOD, the court ruled that the program on its face is constitutionally valid; however, the way in which the program remedies were applied in the DynaLantic case failed to pass muster....

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Minority Businesses Support Minority Communities

The high unemployment and poverty among Blacks and Hispanics and the location and employment patterns of their businesses suggests they can help restore the nation’s economic well-being....

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New Challenges for Minority Businesses in Government Contracting

Government sector contracting is fundamentally important to the success of minority businesses. However, public sector procurement officers are adjusting to austerity budgets by bundling contracts....

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Grow Minority Businesses to Create Jobs

By incorporating minority businesses into job creation and economic recovery policies, the entire country would benefit - minority businesses hire a large share of their workforce from within minority workers. ...

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