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The Impact of Latino-Owned Business on Local Economic Performance

This webinar presents results found using limited access microdata from in the Michigan Census Research Data Center. The project merged three limited-access Census Bureau data sets by individual firm and establishment level to investigate the factors associated with the Latino-owned business (LOB) location and dynamics over time. Further, the webinar will present results from the limited-access data sets merge limited-access Census Bureau data with county level information to investigate the impact of LOB employment share on local economic performance measures, namely per capita income, employment, poverty, and population growth. Beginning with OLS and then moving to the Spatial Durbin Model, these results show the impact of LOB overall employment share is insignificant. When decomposed into various industries, however, LOB employment share does have a significant impact on economic performance measures. Significance varies by industry, but the results support a divide in the impact of LOB employment share in low and high-barrier industries.

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Craig Carpenter: successfully defended his dissertation, titled β€œImmigrants, Self-Employment, and Growth in the United States,” on February 29th, 2016. The dissertation focused on the impact of Latino-owned businesses and how geographic, industrial, and business owner factors impact the survival, growth, and local impact of Latino-owned businesses. He has accepted a position as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University, which he begins in June.

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