EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MBE Inclusion Is Critically Important for Economic Growth, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez Tells IB’s Blog

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez talks about minority business inclusion and economic growth in the U.S. Interview by Ibrahim Dabo. Photo Credit: Christian Antalics.

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez talks about minority business inclusion and economic growth in the U.S. Interview by Ibrahim Dabo. Photo Credit: Christian Antalics.

United States Senator from New Jersey, Robert Menendez, who serves on the Senate Committees on Finance; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Energy and Natural Resources; and Foreign Relations, spoke exclusively to Ib’s Blog on the importance of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) inclusion in America.

“I think it is critically important, not just for the minority communities that are represented in the various private sectors but for the country,” Menendez said.

"The better that MBEs do, the better the nation will collectively do," Senator Menendez.

"The better that MBEs do, the better the nation will collectively do," Senator Menendez.

Menendez said a growing minority population is likely to bolster the U.S. economy.

“If we look at the last census, and as we await the new census, the greatest rate of growth is among members of the minority community which means that that is the greatest rate of possibility for the country’s economic growth.

“So the better that Minority Business Enterprises do, the better the nation will collectively do at the end of the day.

“I see it far beyond just doing right thing by Minority Business Enterprises.

“I see it as being critical to the growth of the nation’s economy,” said Menendez, who in October 2009, released his first book, Growing American Roots.

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