October 8, 2015
By Cailey Dougherty
- Hispanic-owned businesses are on the rise in Tulsa.
- Business owners near 21st and Garnett said the number of restaurants in the area have increase over the years
- Tulsa Hispanic-Chamber of Commerce has seen a membership increase of 20% per year since 2008
The Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said the trend toward more Hispanic-owned businesses opening in Tulsa is expected to continue.
Business owners near 21st and Garnett said there are more Hispanic businesses in the area today than in years past.
“I’ve been in this area for almost 20 years and I remember there were only two to three restaurants in the area. Now we have more than 30,” said Luis Sanchez of Fiesta del Mar.
There is also a number of new clothing stores and several new businesses inside El Bazaar Shopping Center.
“Some are big, some are very small, but they’re all doing well in trying to service that community,” said Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Francisco Trevino.
Trevino said the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has seen a steady increase in membership of about 20 percent per year since 2008.