Arizona black businesses reached a preliminary total of 10,069 by 2007, according to the Survey of Business Owners, up from 6,330 counted in 2002. This represented a 59.1 percent increase.
Revenues grew more slowly to $634 million in 2007 from $530 million in 2002, up 19.6 percent.
Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business tenth edition provides comprehensive black consumer market details and entrepreneurship on Arizona. To participate in National Black Business Month in August and Black Food Month in March, visit the official web site and practice 31 Ways 31 Days by visiting at least one establishment daily.
The Silicon Ceiling 13 report finds:
Close to six percent of black Arizonans in the labor force are in computer, engineering and
science professions, just over three percent in computer professions.
There were 78 black graduate students in science, compared to 1,307 foreign graduate science students. The total number of black college and graduate students in Arizona in 2006 was 19,310. This is a state where Ward Connerly is pushing an initiative to ban affirmative action.
These are some of the black-owned hotels in Arizona, according to NABHOOD.
The Biltmore 2400 East Missouri Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Choice Hotels Glendale 9824 West Camelback Road Glendale, Arizona 85305
Comfort Suites Goodyear 15575 W. Roosevelt St. Goodyear, Arizona 85338
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa 5350 East Marriott Drive Phoenix, Arizona