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Hispanic small business outlook


According to a December 2023 report from the U.S Chamber of Commerce, despite headwinds from high inflation and a tight labor market, small business confidence was up at year-end and remains steady after the first quarter of 2024.

And that is good news for business owners, including the more than 600,000 Hispanic small business owners in Florida. The Sunshine State ranks as the second highest in the number of Hispanic small business owners.. READ MORE AT YAHOO FINANCE

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A discussion about Hispanic Heritage Month



National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and the achievements of the United States. As the Hispanic population continues to grow in Florida, we take a look at how state, county and local communities are working to integrate and celebrate this growing population. VIEW VIDEO DISCUSSION AT SPECTRUM NEWS 13

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How Hispanics influence South Florida


Florida is one of the many states in the U.S. whose name is Spanish in origin. “La Florida” which can be translated to mean “the flowering” references the beautiful flowers that grow and blossom here. Florida’s name is not the only mark that Hispanic people have left on the state, especially South Florida.

Although the arrival of Spanish-speaking people came long before the 1930s, most Hispanic contributions can be traced to large immigration groups of Cubans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans. READ MORE AT THE CURRENT

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Immigrants: Big Political and Economic Powerhouse

A new study shows immigrants, Latinos and Asians are a political and economic powerhouse in Florida. Research done by the Immigration Policy Center shows that Latinos in Florida bring in over $100 million in consumer purchasing and own 1-in-6 businesses. The study also shows Florida's Immigrant workers pay an estimated annual average of 20 billion dollars in taxes and Asian owned businesses generate roughly $11.2 billion in sales annually. READ FULL STORY
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