Minnesota has become a “new destination” state for Latino migrants in the United States. What has made Latinos in Minnesota successful? In a narrower sense, what has provided them with a route out of poverty and an alternative to unemployment or discrimination in the labor market? Our purpose was to (a) compile characteristics associated with the Latino community and successful Latino-owned retail businesses in Minnesota, (b) identify unique problems encountered by Latino retail entrepreneurs, and (c) develop recommendations to overcome obstacles encountered. To meet our objectives, we employed two methods: a Delphi study with Latino community leaders and a case study with Latino retail entrepreneurs. Implications for Extension educators are discussed.
Kim, H., Johnson, K. K., Kang, J. M., & Lee, J. (2014). Latino Retail Entrepreneurship in Minnesota: Implications for Extension Educators. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 2(1), 6. https://scholarsjunction.msstate.edu/jhse/vol2/iss1/6
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