Warner Robins in Top 100 Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs
Report: Best Places for Hispanic Entrepreneurs to Live and Work Released by College and Careers Website, GoodCall.com
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Data analysts from GoodCall.com released the 2016 Best Places for Hispanic Entrepreneurs report. The report was launched in light of National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15), a nationally recognized timeframe that honors the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.
A total of 381 MSAs were ranked on five criteria to determine which areas are best overall for Hispanic
- Business Climate – Density of Hispanic-owned businesses in each area, calculated as the
number of Hispanic-owned businesses as a percentage of all businesses in that area
- Economic Health – The current change in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) year over year and
the current unemployment rate in each area
- Networking Potential – Score assigned to each MSA based on the number of small business
owners in each area per capita
- Educational Values – Measurement of Hispanic educational attainment in each area
- Affordability- Median gross rent in each area as a percentage of household income
Data sources included the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis.
“Despite the Great Recession Hispanic-owned businesses grew nearly 50% in the U.S. from 2007 – 2012,” says GoodCall analyst Claire Etheridge. “The top 100 places were highlighted due to strong educational values, a booming post-recession economy, substantial networking potential, and obviously, a high density of Hispanic business owners.Full Report