Summarized by Kent Larsen
Utah Hispanic businesses often Mormon (Emerging Minority Businesses)
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By Katharine Biele
A recent survey of Hispanic businesses in Utah by George Iber for the
Utah Business and Economic Review shows that these businesses are
predominantly run by married foreign-born males who converted to the
LDS Church before immigrating to Utah.
Iber's research shows that a full 40% of those surveyed were Mormon,
"I think what's happening is that a lot of individuals who are
converting (to the LDS faith) in South and Central America, and who
have a business background in their home country, are coming to Utah
and starting businesses of their own," said Iber.
Iber's comments and survey information were included in an article on
minority businesses in Utah. The article also mentions Peggy Dixon's
business, C.D. R., which painted the Bountiful, Timpanogos and Vernal