The data for minority-owned businesses in Dubuque is largely outdated and does not provide much insight into the business landscape in Dubuque. Because this data is not tracked efficiently, much of it is not available or suppressed due to small numbers being reported. The data included here is what is currently available and during this process we recognized the need to improve this data to better understand what supports are needed.
FROM THE SURVEY:
There were no direct comments related to this data point on the survey.
FROM THE DIALOGUES:
- Some attendees discussed the belief that minority-owned businesses would not come to Dubuque if they knew the social and business climate they would be entering.
- Attendees were surprised that this data was not tracked more efficiently. Most of the data displayed is suppressed or not available; attendees felt that Dubuque should be better at tracking this.