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Written by Mark Taylor
Today America can boast its first black president, a growing minority middle class and a rising number of Hispanic, Asian and African-American millionaires and billionaires.
But many minority-owned businesses still face significant challenges in competing in a marketplace where the odds were stacked against them for decades.
Even today, many minorities lack access to capital to launch their businesses or allow them to grow and expand to the next level. And many also find it difficult to gain entry to public and private sector contracts.
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Originally published September 15, 2014.