In Alabama, the preliminary statistics from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners indicate that the number of African-American businesses almost doubled from 28,666 in 2002 to 56,702 in 2007, a 97.8 percent increase.
Receipts rose from $1.65 billion in 2002 to $2.1 billion in 2007.
During Black Food Month in March and National Black Business Month in August, consumers can drive more traffic to those firms by practicing 31 Ways, 31 Days.
Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business tenth edition provides state by state rankings on a variety of statistics relating to black entrepreneurship, employment and consumer markets.
Difficulties facing Alabama businesses include the ongoing dispute between Jefferson County and investment bankers over interest rate swaps which have saddled the county and its water and sewer rate payers with huge unforeseen costs.
It is an indication that subprime issues not only targeted minority homebuyers but also minority communities through their governments.
Our new report Silicon Ceiling 13 also points out that high tech corridors like Huntsville have not completely included African-Americans in cutting edge careers.
Just over two percent of the black labor force in Alabama work in computer, mathematics,
architecture, engineering or life, physical and social science occupations—just over one percent in
Only 728 blacks are in graduate science programs in Alabama. The total number of black college
students in college and graduate school in Alabama according to 2006 estimates is 87,800.
These are some of the black-managed or owned hotels in Alabama, according to NABHOOD.
LaQuinta Inn 3593 Ross Clark Circle Dothan, Alabama 36303 USA
Sleep Inn 4654 Montgomery Hwy. Dothan, Alabama
Sleep Inn 135 Spirit Drive Auburn, Alabama 36832-6942
Wingate by Wyndham Mobile 516 Springhill Plaza Ct. Mobile, Alabama