Santa Barbara, CA–(HISPANIC RP WIRE)–March 15, 2007–The June issue of Hispanic Business magazine will feature the 25th annual Hispanic Business 500(R), a milestone in the history of the benchmark directory of the 500 largest Hispanic-owned companies in the United States.
When the HB500 directory was first published, Hispanic Business believed the impact would be far-reaching. Twenty-five years later, Hispanic Business is proud to say the directory remains both inspirational and informational, serving to encourage countless Hispanic entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams and giving a face to the many thousands of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.
The annual HB500 directory is widely recognized as the barometer of the U.S. Hispanic economy. Cumulative revenues for the 2006 directory totaled $34.87 billion, up 15.2 percent from $30.26 billion in 2005. A searchable directory of the 2007 HB500 will be available on the magazine’s companion Web site, HispanicBusiness.com, coinciding with the release of Hispanic Business magazine’s June print issue.
The June HB500 25th Anniversary issue will feature special editorial pieces including an historical timeline and a “Where Are They Now?” article chronicling companies previously featured in the directory. HispanicBusiness.com will also host special HB500 25th Anniversary features including live chats with HB500 CEOs, encore publication of articles spotlighting HB500 companies, and an HB500 25th Anniversary slideshow.
An enhanced 2007 HB500 Directory with contact and demographic information will also be available for purchase in Excel format for easy uploading from HispanTelligence(R) at http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/research.
In addition, the 25th Anniversary of the HB500 will be the focus of Hispanic Business’ 17th annual EOY awards event, taking place this fall in Los Angeles. Hispanic Business magazine’s EOY is dedicated to celebrating the successes of U.S. Hispanic entrepreneurs in five major categories: Heavy Industry, Infobusiness, Latina, Rising Star, and Trade Industry.
About Hispanic Business Inc.
Now celebrating over a quarter century as an award-winning publishing and information services company, Hispanic Business Inc. is the nation’s leading source of information for and about Hispanic professionals and entrepreneurs. Hispanic Business magazine is the company’s flagship publication. Other products include http://www.HispanicBusiness.com, http://www.HireDiversity.com, HispanTelligence(R), and Hispanic Business Events including the EOY Awards Gala and the WOY (Woman of the Year Awards).