Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2009, 43027-43028 [E9-20693]

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 164 (Wednesday, August 26, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-20693]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 26, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8400 of August 20, 2009

                
Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation's strength rests on the ingenuity and 
                creativity of the American people. Across our country, 
                almost 4 million minority-owned firms exemplify this 
                spirit as they create jobs, develop new products and 
                services, and promote community and economic 
                development. The growth and expansion of these 
                businesses is an increasingly critical part of our 
                economic recovery and long-term prosperity.

                At a time when too many Americans are facing 
                extraordinary economic challenges, supporting the 
                development of minority-owned enterprises will help 
                accelerate the revitalization of our economy. Of the 
                630,000 minority-owned employer firms, these businesses 
                are providing employment and stability to 4.7 million 
                workers while renewing urban neighborhoods and rural 
                communities. They represent a key component of future 
                growth for our economy.

                Minority Enterprise Development Week is an opportunity 
                to commemorate the tremendous value minority 
                entrepreneurs and their employees bring to our economy 
                and our Nation as a whole. They embody the timeless 
                American values of hard work, integrity, and optimism. 
                They also serve as role models to countless children 
                who want to start their own business or reach their 
                personal goals. Through their accomplishments and 
                example, these leaders affirm that, with determination 
                and commitment, every American can achieve his or her 
                potential and live out their dreams.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States do hereby proclaim August 23 through August 29, 
                2009, as Minority Enterprise Development Week. I call 
                upon all Americans to celebrate this week with 
                appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities to 
                recognize the many contributions of our Nation's 
                minority enterprises.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-20693
Filed 8-25-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P