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Vol. 78

Monday,

No. 231

December 2, 2013

Part VII





The President





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Proclamation 9062--Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2013



Proclamation 9063--Thanksgiving Day, 2013


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9062 of November 26, 2013

                
Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                This August, as we marked the 50th anniversary of the 
                March on Washington, we were reminded that the measure 
                of America's progress is not whether the doors of 
                opportunity are cracked a little wider for a few, but 
                whether our economic system provides a fair shot for 
                the many. Minority-owned businesses play a crucial part 
                in driving this progress--not only when their founders 
                pursue their fullest measure of success, but also when 
                they offer employees of all backgrounds a chance to 
                enter the ranks of the American middle class. During 
                Minority Enterprise Development Week, we recognize the 
                strength of our diverse workforce and the many ways 
                minority entrepreneurs contribute to our economy, our 
                society, and our Nation's fundamental promise.

                America's minority enterprises include everything from 
                Main Street cornerstones that sustain communities to 
                global firms that drive innovation in the industries of 
                tomorrow. Together, these businesses employ almost 6 
                million Americans and contribute 1 trillion dollars to 
                our economy every year. Minority entrepreneurs bring 
                unique perspectives to every corner of our country, and 
                their understanding of diverse cultures often gives 
                them an advantage in the international marketplace.

                As our economy continues to recover, our investments in 
                minority owned and operated firms will help create 
                jobs, strengthen families, and build ladders of 
                opportunity in underserved communities. Over the past 5 
                years, my Administration has worked to empower minority 
                entrepreneurs by connecting them with billions of 
                dollars in contracts and access to capital. And to 
                better serve America's business community, we launched 
                www.Business.USA.gov, where any firm can seek out 
                financing opportunities, navigate Federal bureaucracy, 
                and cut through red tape.

                This week, we celebrate America's minority enterprises, 
                renew our commitment to helping them grow, and look 
                with pride toward the promise of the future.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim December 1 through 
                December 7, 2013, 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 
                twenty-sixth day of November, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                eighth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2013-28992
Filed 11-29-13; 11:15 am]
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