TABLE 1


Table A
1990 BUSINESS PARTICIPATION RATES OF SELECTED ETHNIC GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES
GROUP NUMBER OF SELF-EMPLOYED PER
1,000 POPULATION
POLISH30.70
ARMENIAN54.70
CHINESE33.53
KOREAN73.66
MEXICAN17.64
CUBAN33.89
NATIONAL AVERAGE33.50

Sources: Ancestry of the Population of the United States, 1990 CP-3-2, Tables I and 4; Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, 1990 CP-3-5, Tables 1 and 4; Persons of Hispanic Origin in the United States, 1990 CP-3-3, Tables 1 and 4; General Population Characteristics, United States, 1990 Census of Population, 1990 CP-1-1, Table 3.

















TABLE 2


Table B
Growth Rates For MWBE and non MWBE Construction Firms with Employees 1982-1992
Groups 1982 1992 Growth Rate
Blacks41138715112%
Hispamc509019,975292%
Asians and Native Americans20366606225%
Women13,12863,025380%
Non-MWBEs361,370489,95936%

Sources: MWBEs—Table 1, 1982 and 1992 Surveys of Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises; Total Forms—1982 and 992 County Business Patterns—United States.