Nicole Quiroga (’08) is President and CEO of the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce GWHCC, an organization moving Hispanic businesses forward in the DC metropolitan region since 1976. With the Hispanic population in the US expected to grow 30 percent by 2060, these businesses are increasingly fundamental to growing the US economy. As Covid-19 continues to devastate the economy, Hispanic unemployment is at nearly 19%, its highest level to date.
The Center for Latin America and Latino studies at American University developed a survey of its Latino owned businesses in collaboration with AU’s Kogod School of Business and the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The report shows that almost three-quarters of Hispanic-owned businesses in our region are suffering substantial losses of customers and revenue. 30 percent are having to close or to suspend operations, and 26 percent are significantly reducing operations. Nicole will expand on findings from the study and share how this impacts our region's economy.
Join us for Frontline Conversations with Nicole Quiroga ('08) to get insights on how the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is moving businesses forward and hear ideas for strengthening the business community beyond the pandemic.
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