A big part of being a citizen of the United States is participation. We vote, protest, and sometimes get to attend special interest meetings on behalf of our community. Tony Jimenez, MicroTech President & CEO, knows first-hand what the latter is like.
“It’s important as a citizen if you’re asked to help to be willing to dedicate some time and effort to do your part to help the administration’s success,” Jimenez said in an interview with the Washington Business Journal.
He joined with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce yesterday at the White House, and spoke on behalf of small business owners at the inaugural Hispanic Business Leaders Forum.
During the forum, he discussed Hispanic entrepreneurialism and how access to capital will help start-ups get off the ground and get more people to work. He said that Hispanics are also branching out into different fields and using innovative new ways to solve the nation’s problems.
“We’re seeing Hispanics in all industries, not just what we’ve been stereotypically been thought of to be involved in. We’re seeing a real resurgence,” he told WBJ reporter Jing Cao.
Indeed, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority reported that in Fairfax County alone, there are over 9,600 Hispanic/Latino-Owned businesses, employing over 14,500 people.