American Indian- and Alaska
Native-Owned Firms: 2002
2002 Economic Census
Survey of Business Owners
Company Statistics Series
Issued August 2006
U.S. Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
Many persons participated in the various activities of the 2002 Survey of Business Owners (SBO). The
report was prepared in the Company Statistics Division under the direction of Ewen M. Wilson, Chief.
Overall planning, management, and coordination of this report were under the supervision of Ruth A.
Runyan, Assistant Division Chief for Surveys and Programs. Planning and implementation were under
the direction of Lee R. Wentela, Chief, Economic Census Branch, assisted by Valerie C. Strang,
Section Chief. Primary staff assistance was provided by Melody M. Atkinson, Ahmad Bakhshi,
Lori E. Bowan, Anthony M. Caruso, Trey Cole, Kimberly A. Dusebout, Elaine M. Emanuel,
Mary G. Frauenfelder, Geoffrey S. Hill, Kimberly M. Hollingsworth, and James C.
Mathematical and statistical techniques were provided by Carol V. Caldwell, Assistant Division Chief
for Research and Methods, assisted by Mark S. Sands, Chief, Statistical Research and Methods Branch,
and Richard A. Moore, Chief, Statistical Improvement Staff. Sample design, imputation, estimation and
variance methodology were developed by James W. Hunt with assistance from Lieu Galvin, Steven S.
Klement, Nancy L. Robbins, Beth S. Schlein, and Aneesah N. Williams.
Data collection, processing, and dissemination activities were coordinated by the Economic Planning and
Coordination Division, under the direction of Shirin A. Ahmed, Chief. Bernard J. Fitzpatrick,
Assistant Division Chief for Collection Activities, assisted by Sheila M. Proudfoot, Chief, Mailout and
Data Capture Branch, and Richard E. Hanks, Chief, Annual Surveys Processing Branch, were
responsible for developing the systems and procedures for mailout, receipts and data capture, and
electronic products. Staff support was provided by Nancy J. Bean and Ch