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Latino entrepreneurship on the rise in Pennsylvania, for many reasons

Pennsylvania saw a nearly 50% increase in Hispanic-owned businesses between 2012 and 2019, according to Census data. Non-Hispanic businesses increased by 9.3%, which means Latinos are creating businesses at a higher rate than their non-Hispanic peers.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Pennsylvania’s Latino economy is growing at a fast pace, new report shows

A new study by the Latino Donor Collaborative, a think-tank dedicated to economic research on Latinos in the U.S., shows that the state’s Latino economy is rapidly growing. Pennsylvania ranks 6th among states for Latino economic output.  

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

‘Most of these issues are not new:’ Latino leaders discuss how to tackle language barriers and disparities

We took our mobile listening lab to the recent convention and met with nine experts in such fields as medicine, education and demographic data analysis. 

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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There are too few Latino doctors in the US, study finds

The number of Hispanics working in health professions requiring advanced degrees is disproportionately small given they make up one of the fast-growing segments of the U.S. population, according to recent study.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

How a Pa. Latina business owner helps newer immigrants navigate their taxes

Undocumented immigrants pay billions in taxes each year, but still face many barriers that deter them from reporting their income, like a lack of translation services and misinformation about the process of filing taxes.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Cómo una empresaria latina de Pensilvania está ayudando a las personas hispanohablantes durante la temporada de impuestos

Aunque aportan billones de dólares en impuestos estatales y federales anualmente, los inmigrantes aún enfrentan muchas barreras que los disuaden de reportar sus ingresos, como la falta de servicios de traducción y la desinformación sobre el proceso de presentación de impuestos.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Los electores latinos de Pensilvania ven la educación como un problema importante en las elecciones de medio término.

Los votantes dicen que ven disparidades en la educación cuando se trata de recursos y modelos a seguir.

By Anthony Orozco

Los electores latinos desean que la equidad se expanda por todas sus ciudades

Dado que la economía es el foco de atención de las elecciones de medio término, algunos latinos desean que la prosperidad abarque más que las propuestas de los desarrolladores urbanos.

By Anthony Orozco