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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for November 30

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30: NATIVE-OWNED BUSINESSES

Profile America — Friday, November 30th.  As National American Indian 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 now number more than 237,000.  They generate nearly $34.5 billion in annual revenue.  Just over half of these firms are in construction, retail trade, and wholesale trade.  The largest number of firms owned by American Indians and Alaska Natives — nearly 46,000 — is in California; Oklahoma and Texas follow.  You can find current data on the country's economy — on the go — by downloading the new "America's Economy" mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB11-FF.22

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions 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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