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New White House blog on Asian Americans

May 3, 2011

Gary Locke

The White House has a new blog for its Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  In a post by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in honor of Asian American Heritage Month, he says:

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to play outsized roles in our nation’s society and economy. According to the newest Census data released just last week, between 2002 and 2007, AAPI-owned businesses increased 40.4 percent to 1.5 million, generating over $500 billion in sales and employing more than 2.8 million people. Many of these companies are small proprietorships, like the grocery store my family owned when I was growing up in Seattle.

I look forward to subscribing to the blog and I hope the Secretary and others address philanthropy soon.

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