National Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is observed by Americans across the United States. The celebration began in 1968, under President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was made a month-long celebration in 1988 by Congress. National Hispanic Heritage Month is held annually between September 15 and October 15.

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America has the second largest Spanish-speaking population of any country in the world, smaller only than Mexico. Generations of Hispanic Americans have enriched our nation by making contributions in science, education, the arts, and politics.

Hispanic business owners enhance and improve the overall U.S. economy in the following ways:

  • Contributing to local economies by bringing growth to the community where the business was established.
  • Innovation with new products, services, and delivery channels.
  • Small businesses also help stimulate economic growth by hiring those who may not be employable by larger corporations.

To learn more about the importance of Hispanic entrepreneurs, check out the statistics in our infographic below.