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Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) are fast-growing, innovative, and represented in every industry sector in the United States. Minority-owned firms directly contribute to the U.S. economy and account for the creation of millions of U.S. jobs.

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces New Data Strategy to Enhance Equitable Economic Growth, Spur Good-Paying Jobs for All Americans

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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Juneau Business Roundtable in Juneau, Alaska

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