Asian Business Center

Asian Business Center

In 2021, we (the Asian Business Center) partnered with UCLA's Asian American Studies Center and Center for Neighborhood Knowledge to identify gaps in the recovery as well as the impacts of the Anti-Asian Racism. Clearly, the impact was felt more with Asian Americans that are on the lower social economic

Asian Business Center

In 2021, we (the Asian Business Center) partnered with UCLA's Asian American Studies Center and Center for Neighborhood Knowledge to identify gaps in the recovery as well as the impacts of the Anti-Asian Racism. Clearly, the impact was felt more with Asian Americans that are on the lower social economic ladder. Many of them are newer immigrants. We need our voices to be heard so elected officials and public agencies can develop and shape better laws to better serve the Asian American business and our diverse community. In addition, community based organizations can better shape the programs to be more in line with the needs and expectations to support these businesses.

About the Organization:

In 2021, we (the Asian Business Center) partnered with UCLA's Asian American Studies Center and Center for Neighborhood Knowledge to identify gaps in the recovery as well as the impacts of the Anti-Asian Racism. Clearly, the impact was felt more with Asian Americans that are on the lower social economic ladder. Many of them are newer immigrants. We need our voices to be heard so elected officials and public agencies can develop and shape better laws to better serve the Asian American business and our diverse community. In addition, community based organizations can better shape the programs to be more in line with the needs and expectations to support these businesses.

organizational budget

$100,000 - $500,000

existence for

11-15 YEARS

The Issue:

Not Enough Data. It has been challenging for many Asian American individuals and businesses. The economic changes brought on by the pandemic as well as concerns over safety amid rising incidents of anti-Asian hate negatively impacted the Asian American businesses. Whether it’s to confirm what we suspected or more importantly, to gain additional insights, good data is lacking. Good data will be required if we need to suggest better programs and policies for business recovery. Since we know the growth of Asian Americans are coming from immigrants, we must include data from first generation Asian immigrants where they are language dependent.

The Solution:

Design a comprehensive in-language survey in Tagalog, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Cambodian, Khmer, Laotian and Thai so Asian Americans can be seen and heard. Gain higher participation. We will focus on the highest AAPI population, California, now at 17% or 5.8 million Share the findings. Host press conferences with mainstream media and with elected officials so they can create better policy and laws. We will distribute the findings to empower Asian community based organizations. When united, we can better support the AAPI owned businesses.

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