Expanding The Power of U.S. Latinos

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  • 09/30/2019 4:02 PM | TLC Team (Administrator)
  • 09/27/2019 4:08 PM | TLC Team (Administrator)

    Modernizing existing PURPA regulations fosters increased competition in today’s evolving wholesale power markets and reduces unnecessary costs to consumers.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Latino Coalition (TLC), the nation's leading non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, applauds the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for voting to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to modernize implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).

    “The NOPR represents a wise effort by the FERC to streamline implementation of an antiquated regime, enacted over 40 years ago when the United States was experiencing a national energy crisis,” said TLC Chairman Hector V. Barreto. “These changes will better address consumer concerns and market changes in the energy landscape, especially for the Latino community. TLC applauds these efforts by FERC to permit states more flexibility to rely on competitive prices in setting QF rates and to make certain other changes to address implementation issues that have arisen over the years. TLC agrees with the notion that electric companies should not be burdened by unnecessary regulatory hurdles that drive up costs for consumers.”

    About The Latino Coalition
    The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, D.C. and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency, and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. For more information, visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.

  • 09/26/2019 2:55 PM | TLC Team (Administrator)

    Washington, 24 sep (EFEUSA).- "Las latinas están empezando negocios cinco veces más rápido que cualquier otro grupo en Estados Unidos", dijo hoy a Efe el presidente de la organización empresarial conservadora The Latino Coalition, Héctor Barreto, al valorar el aporte de la comunidad hispana a la economía del país.

    "Ya tenemos cuatro millones de empresas latinas que están generando casi 800.000 millones de dólares de ventas cada año y esos números se pueden doblar cada cinco años", añadió Barreto, veterano republicano que trabajó en el Gobierno de George W. Bush.

    The Latino Coalition celebró este martes el encuentro "Latina's Prosperity Summit", que resaltó el papel femenino en la creación de empresas y para el impulso económico del país.

    Para Barreto, los retos que encaran los empresarios hispanos "son los mismos que siempre", entre los que mencionó más capital para empezar negocios, mayor entrenamiento, oportunidades de contratos y estrategias para reducir sus costos.

    "Nadie puede negar la importancia de nuestra comunidad, pero tenemos que hacer todo lo posible para apoyarlos", agregó el líder hispano, quien resaltó la capacidad de compra de los latinos.

    Y frente a la inmigración, consideró que se trata de uno "de los temas que es muy importante" para la comunidad latina, por lo que consideró necesario "hacer todo lo posible para que los dos partidos trabajen juntos". "Los dos tienen responsabilidad", puntualizó.

    Una de la oradoras invitadas, la vicegobernadora de Florida, Jeanette Núñez, resaltó el hito que están marcando las mujeres latinas al alcanzar cifras no vistas en la historia del país de apertura de negocios.

    "Tenemos una historia para compartir con el pueblo americano, una historia de prosperidad, una historia de oportunidad", dijo Núñez a Efe, quien se identificó como una descendiente de inmigrantes que llegaron al país en 1961.

    Sobre su estado, indicó que tiene "muchas personas latinas que han empezado negocios, empresarios, personas que están dando todo su mérito" para ayudar a la economía estadounidense.

    "Eso es algo que se está viendo todos los días, todos los días se está viendo mujeres hispanas, mujeres latinas, creando negocios nuevos para un futuro mejor. El latino está muy enfocado en su familia y en darle oportunidades", agregó.

    Con respecto a la inmigración, Núñez lo consideró un tema "muy importante", que "lleva año tras año, décadas" tratando de ser resuelto.

    "Este país es un país de inmigrantes, también es un país de leyes y estamos tratando de buscar la manera de cómo cumplimos siendo un país de leyes y también dándole la bienvenida a aquellas inmigrantes que han esperado, que han tomado los pasos", anotó.

    Por su parte, la tesorera del Gobierno federal, Jovita Carranza, otra de las oradoras de la jornada, señaló que la comunidad hispana está logrando un crecimiento histórico y la describió como el grupo más joven del país.

    "Aunque la comunidad hispana está floreciendo, sé que tenemos mucho más trabajo por delante", afirmó la funcionaria de origen mexicano y nacida en el estado de Illinois, quien sirve como enlace con la Reserva Federal y aconseja al secretario del Departamento del Tesoro, Steven Mnuchin.

    Carranza consideró que los negocios propiedad de grupos minoritarios "son una parte vital de la economía".

    "El número de empresas de grupos minoritarios ha aumentado significativamente en la última década, con las empresas de propiedad hispana logrando el mayor crecimiento, del 46 %", sentenció la tesorera.

    Según la funcionaria, hay más de 4,4 millones de empresas cuyos dueños son hispanos, las cuales generan más de 700.000 millones de dólares en ingresos para la economía del país, y, según el censo más reciente, el 44 % de estos negocios son administrados por latinas.

    (c) Agencia EFE

    Articulo original:
    https://es-us.finanzas.yahoo.com/noticias/latinas-empezando-negocios-rápido-grupo-233553019.html

  • 09/25/2019 11:30 AM | TLC Team (Administrator)

    Added by MetroLatino on September 25, 2019.

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    Embajadora de Mexico en EE.UU Martha Barcena. Foto: Lenin Nolly / ML news

    La embajadora de México ante la Casa Blanca, Martha Barcena Coquí, quien subrayó que “el futuro de Estados Unidos está unido al futuro de México”, no solo en cuanto a remesas sino en áreas como la economía y la cultura.

    La segunda generación de mexicanos nacidos en Estados Unidos “está más educada que nunca y es ambiciosa en el buen sentido”, que es el uso de la creatividad y el emprendimiento, a lo que se suma el orgullo que sienten por sus raíces, manifestó el 24 de septiembre en la Cumbre de Prosperidad de las Latinas que auspició en Washington la organización sin fines de lucro The Latino Coalition.

    La directora general y cofundadora de Asociación Nacional contra la Trata Humana en la Sociedad (ANTHUS), Mariana Wenzel González, recibió un reconocimiento especial de manos del presidente de The Latino Coalition, Héctor Barreto.

    Wenzel González sostuvo que fue testigo de la existencia de prostíbulos y decidió tomar acción en lugar de esperar que otros lo hagan. Ahora ha impulsado refugios para mujeres víctimas de la trata de personas.

    Hector Barreto, presidente de la organización conservadora The Latino Coalition, resaltó la importancia de las empresas latinas en Estados Unidos, cuyas cifras se continúan incrementando.


    Presidente de Coalición Latina Hector Barreto. Foto: Lenin Nolly / ML news


    Source: MetroLatino

  • 09/25/2019 11:13 AM | TLC Team (Administrator)


    By Santiago D. Távara

    Image credit: Lenin Nolly // Jovita Carranza, Principal Advisor for the US Department of Treasury

    U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza, Florida ViceGovernor Jeanette Nuñez and White House Office of Hispanic Outreach Director Andrea Ramirez highlighted the entrepreneurial spirit of Latina women.

    Both the Small Business Administration (SBA), which has been nominated to lead by President Donald Trump, and the Treasury and Labor departments are investing in women to give them the “tools, learning and resources” that will lead to their advancement, Carranza noted.

    “I’m proud of our Latina leaders and I’m optimistic that they are shaping our future,” she said September 24 at the Latina Prosperity Summit sponsored in Washington by the nonprofit The Latino Coalition.

    Lieutenant Governor Núñez urged Latinas to “seize the moment and follow their dreams” because women encourage, inspire and “empower women” to start businesses, take risks and make possible what seems impossible.

    Núñez, the first Latina to serve as Florida’s vice governor, said the government’s job is to provide the tools to create a better business environment, whether it’s in tax reduction, to “dream big”.

    Ramirez, director of the White House Office of Hispanic Outreach, also emphasized Donald Trump’s government’s interest in “maintaining an ongoing relationship” with the Latino community through various activities and teleconferences.

    Ramirez highlighted her family values by mentioning her daughters and her religious principles. “I am the voice” of Latina women in the Trump administration, she said.

    One of the special guests was Mexico’s ambassador to the White House, Martha Barcena Coquí, who stressed that “the future of the United States is linked to the future of Mexico,” not only in terms of remittances but also in areas such as the economy and culture.

    The second generation of Mexicans born in the United States “is more educated than ever and is ambitious in the good sense,” the use of creativity and entrepreneurship, to which is added the pride they feel for their roots, he said.

    Mariana Wenzel Gonzalez, director general and co-founder of the National Association Against Human Trafficking in Society (ANTHUS), received a special award from The Latino Coalition President Hector Barreto.

    Wenzel Gonzalez said she witnessed the existence of brothels and decided to take action instead of waiting for others to take action. She has now promoted shelters for women victim of human trafficking.

    Barreto, president of the conservative organization The Latino Coalition, highlighted the importance of Latino businesses in the United States, whose numbers continue to increase. “Get out of your comfort zone, don’t just give out your cards,” she said.

    During the Latina Prosperity Summit, Barreto signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Prospánica, represented by Jimmy Ortiz, which promotes the empowerment of professionals.

    Participants included, among others, Danny Vargas, president of Amigos del Museo Nacional del Latino Americano; and Robert Bard, president of Latina Style magazine, founded by his wife who passed away in 2001.

    Source: Political Profiles 

  • 09/18/2019 4:50 PM | TLC Team (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 24, The Latino Coalition (TLC), the nation's leading non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, will host U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza and Florida's first Latina Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez at the Latina's Prosperity Summit in Washington, D.C.

    Taking place at the Capitol Hilton, the Latina's Prosperity Summit will bring together a dynamic blend of speakers, elected officials, and national and international industry experts to discuss the vital force Latina entrepreneurship is to the U.S. economy. The day will also focus on the economic influence of women and how they have been opening doors in a competitive workforce by championing opportunity.

    "Women entrepreneurs are the fastest growing force in the business sector," said Hector Barreto, TLC's Chairman and former U.S. Small Business Administrator. "The most recent Census data shows that Latina women account for 44% of all Hispanic business owners, which translates to about 1.5 million companies with $78.7 billion in sales. As a cultural and economic powerhouse, Latina's are paving quite the path of growth and prosperity for this nation's economy, and our summit will applaud this remarkable feat."

    "As a Latina entrepreneur, I am excited to see that we have become a pivotal part of America's success story. It is an honor to be part of this phenomenon, and to be an advocate for the tireless entrepreneurs that contribute so much to our country's economy daily," said event Co-Chair and TLC Executive Board Member CiCi Rojas.

    With everything from networking opportunities to groundbreaking, high-impact panels, the exclusive and exciting event will cover issues important to small business, including procurement, technology, government affairs, risk management and much more.

    Notable panelists and speakers for the day will feature: U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza; Florida's Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez; Jennifer S. Korn, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison White House; U.S. Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46); Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Martha Barcena Coqui; Wells Fargo Senior Vice President and Head of Supplier Diversity, Regina O. Heyward; Tommy L. Marks, Executive Director, Department Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency, Federal Procurement Center; Chanelle Hardy, Strategic Outreach and External Partnership, Google and the Executive Director/Vice President of The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program, Abigail Golden-Vazquez.

    Moreover, business leaders will immerse themselves in the newly-launched and cutting-edge technology the TLC MatchPoint Procurement Portal. The go-to Business Intelligence Tool aids users in connecting directly to government and corporation procurement officers, in order to secure potential contracts for business owners.

    "The Latina's Prosperity Summit seeks to empower business leaders with the essential tools to keep the impetus of their success going. We congratulate the emerging Latina business leaders and look forward to further strengthening their entrepreneurial endeavors," Barreto added.

    For more information or to register, visit: The Latino Coalition Latina's Prosperity Summit.

    The Latino Coalition would like to thank the following Title Sponsors: Walmart, Wells Fargo, Southern California Edison, PG&E, Google and SoCal Gas. TLC also acknowledges and is grateful for its partners: Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute, Educación por la Experiencia, PhRMA, The Latino Coalition Foundation, Edison Electric Institute, Direct Selling Association (DSA), California Resource Corporation, AltaMed Health Services Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Univision, Comcast, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Intuit, Guardian, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, The Libre Institute, Project Education, Laneige, Nominak, Herbalife, NCTA, EccoSelect, Cuellar Entreprises, MasterCard, Altria Client Services, East West Bank and RSS.

    ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com or follow us at #LatinaSummit.

    SOURCE:  PR Newswire

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