“Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce Announces Abacus”

“On November 1, 2016, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce will present Abacus, an economic survey identifying the growth of Asian American owned businesses and the impacts of the Asian American community in the US and in Arizona. Committed to supporting and enhancing relationships and collaborations, the Chamber appreciates the support of the community in this vital project.

Due to the high demand of requests, the presentation will be held from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, at the historical Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, located at 1288 W River Road, Tucson, AZ. Registration will begin at 11:00 am.

In the last few years, the Chamber has noticed an enormous increase of Asian Americans as well as Asian American owned businesses in Arizona. The recent US census data indicate a 95% increase of Asian Americans in Arizona (2010). With only 4% of the Arizona population, Asian American businesses bring in more than $4.5 billion of revenue for Arizona and the higher 30% Latino population produce $8 billion (2007). This shows Asian Americans’ significant economic leveraging power and potential.

Abacus includes a survey conducted by Glenn Iwata, President of West Group Research, and overseen by Dr. Loui Olivas of Arizona State University and original author of DATOS. Due to high demand, Abacus will be featured again in Tucson.”

Contact: Enrique Medina Ochoa (623) 210-8592,  azasianchamber@gmail.com