30 Jun 2006

Census report says more than 2,000 Samoans own businesses in the US

11:23 am on 30 June 2006

A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau says the highest number of Samoan owned businesses in the United States as of 2002 was in the professional and technical service industry.

The report says that of the 28,948 businesses owned by Native-Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders in the U.S. about 2,204 are Samoan owned-firms.

Based on the available data listed in the report, Hawai'i showed the highest number of Samoan-owned business with 226; followed by New York , Utah, Oregon, Alaska and 14 other states.