Thank You for Making the 2013 Asian American Business Expo a Success!
We had a record turn-out this year! Many thanks to all the partners, board members, sponsors and volunteers. We were honored to have Governor Pat Quinn, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth with us. We were also joined by Roxanne Nava from the City of Chicago delivering Mayor Rahm Emanuel's message, and by Commissioner Mariyana Spyropoulos from the Metroplitan Water Reclamantion Disctrict.
About Asian Americans
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Asian-American population grew by 43% between 2000 and 2010 to more than 15 million. The Asian-American population comprises sixgroups that account for 86 percent of the Asian-American population (22% Chinese, 20% Indian, 18% Filipino, 11% Vietnamese, 10% Korean, and 5% Japanese). The three next largest groups, Pakistanis, Hmong, and Cambodians together account for another 6% of the Asian American population.
The State of Illinois is home to 600,000 Asian Americans, and 60,000 Asian-American-owned businesses.
About Asian-American Entrepreneurship
Asian-American businesses are also the fastest growing in 12 states across the country. Asian-American businesses cover all major industry sectors, generate more than $500 billion in economic output to the U.S. economy, are nearly three times as likely to generate sales through exports, and create almost 3 million jobs annually.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency, one in four minority businesses is owned by an Asian American. Asian-American businesses generate more than half of the gross receipts generated by all minority firms in the United States. In addition, more than half of minority firms with employees are Asian-American owned.
The mission of the Expo is to promote entrepreneurship, leadership and job creation. The Expo provides resources to help
The Asian American Business Expo is non-profit and open to all. It’s a one-day event with more than 20 workshops and 40 exhibits. The attendance in 2011 was 425; in 2012 was 850; it’s expected to surpass 1,000 in 2013.
In addition to the one-day Expo, there are networking events that take place throughout the year bringing back attendees and sponsors for continued education and exchange.
Everyone is Welcome!
We encourage non-Asian-Americans to participate in the Expo. We welcome the opportunity to network and collaborate. We encourage non-Asian-Americans to leverage our cultural heritage to support U.S. export initiatives and job creation.
The Partners of the Expo 2013
The partners of the Asian American Business Expo 2013 are:
The Planning Committee 2013
The members of the planning committee 2013 are: