Hispanic-owned businesses thrive in TexasHispanic-owned businesses thrive in Texashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=57732013-11-12T14:56:00Z2013-11-11T00:00:00Z

TEXAS - Hispanic-owned businesses are continuing to drive U.S. economic growth, with more than 3.16 million companies nationwide – up nearly 40 percent since 2007 despite a tough economy, according to a study by Geoscape International Inc. and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The West South Central region, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, saw a 43 percent expansion in the number of Hispanic-owned businesses between 2007 and 2013.

The region was surpassed only by the East South Central at 59 percent growth — including the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi — and the South Atlantic — the Southeastern seaboard — at 52 percent.

Percent Change in No. of Hispanic-Owned Businesses from 2007 to 2013
Region States Included Change
East South Central Ky., Tenn., Ala., Miss. 59%
South Atlantic Fl., Ga., S.C., N.C., W. Va., Va., Md. 52%
West South Central Tex., Okla., Ark., La. 43%
Mountain N.M., Ariz., Colo., Utah, Nev., Wyo., Idaho, Mont. 42%
West North Central Mo., Kan., Iowa, Neb., S.D., N.D., Minn. 41%
Pacific Calif., Ore., Wash., Alaska, Hawaii 32%
East North Central Ill., Ind., Ohio, Mich., Wis. 31%
New England Maine, Vt., N.H., Mass.,  Conn., R.I. 30%
Middle Atlantic N.Y., Pa., N.J., Del. 28%

Read more at the Austin Business Journal.

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