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Who is driving Black business growth? Insights from the latest data on Black-owned businesses
Table of contents Introduction Recent trends Geographic patterns (and interactive) Pandemic rebound Black women are starting more businesses Factors driving growth California booming More action is needed Executive summary Using the Census Bureau’s Annual Business Survey (ABS) data on employer firms (those that have at least one employee), this third installment of Brookings Metro’s series […]
New voter turnout data from 2022 shows some surprises, including lower turnout for youth, women, and Black Americans in some states
The 2022 midterm election results made plain that the predicted “red wave”—in which Republicans were expected to win by huge margins in the House of Representatives and take over the Senate—did not occur. In fact, Democrats gained an additional Senate seat, and while Republicans took control of the House, it was by a modest nine […]
What community factors are helping—or hurting—Black health and well-being? We want to hear from you.
What community factors are helping—or hurting—Black health and well-being? We want to hear from you. Tiffany N. Ford, Manann Donoghoe, and Andre M. Perry May 2023 Other resources Brookings researchers are asking Black people1 in four U.S. counties for help mapping their communities and exploring how structural racism2 is operating locally and impacting health and […]
The bold vision of the CHIPS and Science Act isn’t getting the funding it needs
The legislative accomplishments of the previous session of Congress have given advocates of more robust innovation and industrial development investments much to be excited about. This is especially true for the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act (CHIPS), which committed the nation not just to compete with China over industrial policy and talent, but to advance […]
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