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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for November 26

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26: AMERICAN INDIAN BUSINESS TRENDS

Profile AmericaSaturday, November 26th.  As National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month draws to a close, attention is being focused on the increasing role American Indians and Alaska Natives play in the country's economy.  Businesses owned by this group grew in a recent five-year period and number more than 237,000, generating $34.5 billion in annual revenue.  The largest number of firms owned by American Indians and Alaska natives — nearly 46,000 — is in California, while the top cities are New York, Los Angeles, and Gallup, New Mexico.  Nearly a third of these businesses are involved in construction, repair, maintenance and personal services.  You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:  Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 541

U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB10-FF.22

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).  

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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