Latinos are an important part of California’s economy.
Latina-owned businesses in California have doubled in recent years, proving once again that Latinas are entrepreneurial and a key economic engine for the state. Latina-owned small businesses generated over $19 billion in revenues and employed over 86,000 individuals in California in 2016.
The municipal elections in Los Angeles County on March 7th marked the first set of elections in California since the historic November election. Unfortunately, much of the energy that spurred the record turnout of new and minority voters did not translate to the off-cycle, down ticket races.
On March 10, 2017, HOPE published the second phase in a series of report examining the growing role that Latinas are playing in national and statewide economics.
Amidst mounting apprehension surrounding the federal administration’s projected deportation and immigration policies, states and local government agencies have taken it upon themselves to declare themselves a “sanctuary” for immigrants and refugees.