Black Business Boost: Top 5 States for Black Business

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Black Business Boost: Top 5 States for Black Business


Gumbs, Alisa, Black Enterprise


The number of black-owned businesses in the country has jumped more than 60% since the last Survey of Business Owners by the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest numbers, the preliminary results for 2007, show blacks owned 1.9 million non-farm businesses, accounting for 7.1% of all non-farm businesses and employing more than 900,000 workers.

New York     204,093
Georgia      183,873
Florida      181,469
Texas        154,255
California   137,875

SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

Rosier Race Relations?

Hispanics seem to be more optimistic about race relations in this country than African Americans, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll. While more Americans think discrimination against Latinos is a serious problem, 58% of Hispanics think there will eventually be a solution to their racial problems. Just 41% of blacks think blacks and whites will eventually work it out.

Do you think that relations between Latinos and whites will
always be a problem in the United States, or that a solution
will eventually be worked out?

                Always a   Solution will be   No opinion
                problem       worked out

All Americans     41%            57%              1%
Blacks            51%            49%              *
Hispanics         39%            58%              3%
Whites            41%            58%              1%

Do you think that relations between blacks and whites will always
be a problem for the United States, or that a solution will
eventually be worked out? … 

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