U.S. Hispanic Business Council to Give Voice to America's Most Entrepreneurial Community

'We are the country's fastest-growing business community and a critical political bellwether in key states. Yet, even with all this, we are too often overlooked, counted out, and ignored. The USHBC will change that.'

Today, the United States Hispanic Business Council (USHBC) announced its establishment to give voice to the Hispanic business community in Washington, D.C., and beyond. As a 501(c)6 non-profit, the organization will ensure that the Hispanic community of American job creators, business builders and taxpayers has a prominent voice in the national dialogue. 

Over the last decade, Hispanics accounted for 51% of the nation's total population growth. Recent census data has shown that America's Caucasian population declined by 2.6% while its Hispanic population increased by 23%, making them the fastest-growing demographic in the nation. The Hispanic community has a purchasing power of nearly $2 trillion, an amount larger than the GDP of Italy, Canada or Russia.

"There is no more patriotic, entrepreneurial or innovative community in the United States than Hispanics. Additionally, we are the country's fastest-growing business community and a critical political bellwether in key states," said USHBC President and CEO Javier Palomarez. "Yet, even with all this, we are too often overlooked, counted out, and ignored. The USHBC will change that. It's long overdue that America sees Hispanics as the dynamic engine for growth and prosperity that will help propel the U.S. economy for generations to come."

The USHBC's Board of Directors is led by Chairman Don Salazar, founder and CEO of Creative Times Inc. (CTI), a specialty design-build construction company with a variety of clients in the public and private sector. 

"Every aspect of American life depends on Hispanic participation, whether it be entertainment, commerce or politics," said USHBC Chairman Don Salazar. "Our workforce, purchasing power, viewership, and votes are necessary and coveted. It's time for Hispanics to come together, with one voice and call for change now." 

About the USHBC

The United States Hispanic Business Council (USHBC) is a voice for the Hispanic business community. A 501(c)6 non-profit organization, the USHBC focuses on improving access to contracting in the public and private sector, fair representation of Hispanics in business, media, and politics and ensuring Hispanics have a voice in the national dialogue.  

For more information or to request an interview with Javier Palomarez, please contact Frank Schembari at frank@javelindc.com or 703-490-8845.

Source: U.S. Hispanic Business Council

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