[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 186 (Thursday, September 25, 1997)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 50469-50470]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-25696]

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Part VII

The President


 Proclamation 7024--Minority Enterprise Development Week, 1997

 Proclamation 7025--National Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities Week, 1997

 Proclamation 7026--National Farm Safety and Health Week, 1997

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7024 of September 19, 1997

Minority Enterprise Development Week, 1997

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The American economy today is the envy of the world. 
                Since the beginning of my Administration, our economy 
                has created nearly 13 million new jobs, unemployment 
                has declined to 4.9 percent, and America has once again 
                become the world's leading exporter.

                Minority entrepreneurs have played a vital role in this 
                success story. With their faith in our free enterprise 
                system, their determination to overcome any barriers to 
                success, their willingness to work long and hard and to 
                make the most of every opportunity, they epitomize the 
                American can-do spirit. They create jobs in communities 
                where jobs are most needed, and they set a powerful 
                example of achievement for young people seeking to make 
                the most of their lives.

                In the years ahead, these minority business men and 
                business women will become increasingly important to 
                our Nation's competitive edge in the global economy, 
                which will offer great rewards to those who truly 
                understand life beyond our borders. Because of their 
                racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity, minority 
                entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned to meet the needs 
                of this dynamic international marketplace.

                Recognizing the contributions that minority enterprises 
                make to the social and economic fabric of our Nation, 
                we must continue to remove any barriers that prevent 
                talented men and women of every racial and ethnic 
                background from participating fully in America's 
                economic mainstream. Working in partnership, government 
                and private industry must ensure that minority-owned 
                firms have equal access to capital, technical 
                assistance, new markets, and opportunities for growth. 
                We must attract new entrepreneurs to the marketplace 
                and encourage existing firms to expand. By doing so, we 
                can ensure that America's promise will continue to 
                shine brightly for all our people.

                As we observe Minority Enterprise Development Week, let 
                us honor the energy, determination, and optimism of our 
                Nation's minority entrepreneurs, whose hard work has 
                done so much to help keep America strong, prosperous, 
                and full of hope for the future.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim September 21 through 
                September 27, 1997, as Minority Enterprise Development 
                Week. I call on all Americans to commemorate this event 
                with appropriate ceremonies and activities in 
                acknowledgment of the many contributions that minority 
                entrepreneurs bring to our national life.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                nineteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord 
                nineteen hundred and ninety-seven, and of the 
                Independence of the United States of America the two 
                hundred and twenty-second.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 97-25696
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