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Here’s How The 2020 Census Could Impact The Black Community And Businesses

Written by on December 20, 2019

The Census will kick off on April 1, 2020.

People will be asked to respond for their households via such channels as online, phone, or mail. The upcoming census is reportedly expected to be the largest headcount in America’s history.

For blacks, the census data impacts funding in many critical areas, including schools and education, public transpiration and roads, housing assistance, historically black colleges and universities, Medicare, preventive health services, programs that back minority-owned business as well as job creation. The census decides which states pick up or lose seats in the House of Representatives. And it determines how those lines are drawn when redistricting starts in 2021.

“As the voice of black business owners, it is our priority to ensure they are best positioned for business funding and representation in Congress,” said U.S. Black Chambers President Ron Busby. “The 2020 census is too important for black business owners to opt-out,” said Busby.


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