Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2018, 52933-52934 [2018-22936]

Download as PDF 52933 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 202 Thursday, October 18, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9805 of October 12, 2018 The President Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During Minority Enterprise Development Week, we celebrate the success of minority-owned businesses and recognize their contributions to our Nation’s prosperity. These businesses are part of the bedrock of our economy, employing eight million people and contributing more than $1 trillion in economic output each year. My Administration is committed to empowering minority business owners by creating an environment in which all businesses can expand and thrive. We have eliminated unnecessary and burdensome regulations and effected commonsense, pro-growth policies. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history. Importantly, it created the Opportunity Zones Program, through which we are rewarding businesses that invest in distressed communities and that create jobs for those who, all too often, are left behind. We are also leveling the playing field for American businesses by renegotiating and modernizing our trade agreements, including by replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement with the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Taken together, these new policies are delivering real results for the American people. Our Nation’s unemployment rate has reached its lowest level in 50 years. Minority unemployment rates have fallen to record lows, with the unemployment rate for African Americans falling below 6 percent for the first time in history. The unemployment rate for Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans has also reached historic lows. As minority-owned businesses continue to benefit from our resurgent economy, my Administration is looking to take additional steps to support these key drivers of economic growth. The Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency is expanding its focus to include policy analysis that will identify opportunities for minority business enterprises across our country. Additionally, the new National Council for the American Worker is developing a National Workforce Strategy. Given the historically tight labor market and recent technological change, our Nation needs a workforce strategy that champions effective, results-driven education and training to meet the needs of students, workers, and businesses. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with FR-D0 In the United States of America, each person has the opportunity to achieve their dreams and to build a better future for themselves and their families. Minority business owners exemplify this fundamental truth about our great Nation. This week in particular, we are grateful for the minority business owners who dedicate their time, energy, and entrepreneurial skills each day to improving the economy and restoring the American spirit in every community across the Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 October 14 through October 20, 2018, as National Minority Enterprise Development Week. I call upon all Americans to celebrate this week with programs, ceremonies, and activities to recognize the many contributions of American minority business enterprises. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 Oct 17, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18OCD0.SGM 18OCD0 52934 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 202 / Thursday, October 18, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortythird. [FR Doc. 2018–22936 Filed 10–17–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 Oct 17, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18OCD0.SGM 18OCD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with FR-D0 Billing code 3295–F9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 202 (Thursday, October 18, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 52933-52934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-22936]





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Vol. 83



Thursday,



No. 202



October 18, 2018



Part IV











The President











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Proclamation 9805--Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2018







Proclamation 9806--National School Lunch Week, 2018







Proclamation 9807--Blind Americans Equality Day, 2018





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Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 202 / Thursday, October 18, 2018 / 

Presidential Documents



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Title 3--

The President



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                Proclamation 9805 of October 12, 2018



                
Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2018



                By the President of the United States of America



                A Proclamation



                During Minority Enterprise Development Week, we 

                celebrate the success of minority-owned businesses and 

                recognize their contributions to our Nation's 

                prosperity. These businesses are part of the bedrock of 

                our economy, employing eight million people and 

                contributing more than $1 trillion in economic output 

                each year.



                My Administration is committed to empowering minority 

                business owners by creating an environment in which all 

                businesses can expand and thrive. We have eliminated 

                unnecessary and burdensome regulations and effected 

                commonsense, pro-growth policies. The Tax Cuts and Jobs 

                Act enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in 

                American history. Importantly, it created the 

                Opportunity Zones Program, through which we are 

                rewarding businesses that invest in distressed 

                communities and that create jobs for those who, all too 

                often, are left behind. We are also leveling the 

                playing field for American businesses by renegotiating 

                and modernizing our trade agreements, including by 

                replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement with 

                the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.



                Taken together, these new policies are delivering real 

                results for the American people. Our Nation's 

                unemployment rate has reached its lowest level in 50 

                years. Minority unemployment rates have fallen to 

                record lows, with the unemployment rate for African 

                Americans falling below 6 percent for the first time in 

                history. The unemployment rate for Hispanic Americans 

                and Asian Americans has also reached historic lows.



                As minority-owned businesses continue to benefit from 

                our resurgent economy, my Administration is looking to 

                take additional steps to support these key drivers of 

                economic growth. The Department of Commerce's Minority 

                Business Development Agency is expanding its focus to 

                include policy analysis that will identify 

                opportunities for minority business enterprises across 

                our country. Additionally, the new National Council for 

                the American Worker is developing a National Workforce 

                Strategy. Given the historically tight labor market and 

                recent technological change, our Nation needs a 

                workforce strategy that champions effective, results-

                driven education and training to meet the needs of 

                students, workers, and businesses.



                In the United States of America, each person has the 

                opportunity to achieve their dreams and to build a 

                better future for themselves and their families. 

                Minority business owners exemplify this fundamental 

                truth about our great Nation. This week in particular, 

                we are grateful for the minority business owners who 

                dedicate their time, energy, and entrepreneurial skills 

                each day to improving the economy and restoring the 

                American spirit in every community across the Nation.



                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 October 14 through 

                October 20, 2018, as National Minority Enterprise 

                Development Week. I call upon all Americans to 

                celebrate this week with programs, ceremonies, and 

                activities to recognize the many contributions of 

                American minority business enterprises.



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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 

                twelfth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 

                thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the 

                United States of America the two hundred and forty-

                third.

                

                

                    (Presidential Sig.)



[FR Doc. 2018-22936

Filed 10-17-18; 11:15 am]

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