The Bee’s editorial cartoonist, Jack Ohman, writes whatever is on his mind, and he writes often. Read his blog at sacbee.com/ohman.
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As the demographics of California change, our small business makeup is changing as well. Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of business owners, and there are more than 700,000 Latino-owned businesses in the state. By 2030, Latinos will be by far the largest group in the workforce.
But the success of these businesses could be jeopardized by additional state-imposed cost increases. We fought to keep our businesses alive during the recession; some survived and many didn’t. Now policymakers need to make sure government costs don’t become the reasons for business failures.