Attendees and speakers gather for a group photo during the 2017 National AAPI Business
Summit held at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The event was
hosted by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the National Asian/
Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE).
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AAPI business owners are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States and nearly 2 million businesses are owned by Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide, employing 3.6 million workers, and generating nearly $700 billion in annual revenue, according to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners.