Compelling State Interest: California after Proposition 209 demonstrates how thoroughly black businesses have been shut out of government contracting in the past 10 years. The state’s black business growth trails national averages. A report by the Discrimination Research Center actually interviewed firms that were state contractors 10 years ago, discovering that most had ceased operations.  For more details on the state of black business in California, including a ten-year trend line from 1997 to 2007, order Striking Gold in the Golden State: the National Black Business Month Guide to California

California’s black business growth was significantly slower than the rest of the country from 2007 to 2002, with an increase of 22.2 percent, compared to the national average of 60.5 percent. There were 137,875 estimated black businesses in California in 2007, up from 112,815 in 2002, a rise of 25,060. Receipts rose much faster to $18.9 billion in 2007 from $9.7 billion in 2002, a rise of 93.8 percent.
Our report Silicon Ceiling 9 indicates that southern California has been a more fertile area for black tech careers than Silicon Valley. 

California had 3.6 percent of its black labor force in computer, engineering and sciences”>occupations, less than two percent in computer occupations.Only two of the state’s institutions of higher learning had more than 100 black graduate science students, CSU-Dominquez Hills and UCLA. The state had 294 black engineering graduate students.

The total number of black college and graduate students in California in 2006 was 197,755
These are some of the black-owned hotels in California, according to NABHOOD.

Bates House bed and breakfast 399 Bellevue Avenue Oakland, CA 94610
Burbank Airport Marriott 2500 Hollywood Way Burbank, California 91505
Doubletree Hotel Bakersfield 3100 Camino Del Rio Court Bakersfield, California 93308
Doubletree Hotel San Diego/Del Mar 11915 EL Camino Real San Diego, California 92130
Embassy Suites Downey 8425 Firestone Blvd. Downey, California 90241 
Hilton Fisherman’s Wharf 2620 Jones St. San Francisco, California 94133
Hilton Sonoma Wine Country 3555 Round Barn Blvd. Santa Rosa, California 95403
LaQuinta Resort and Club 49-499 Eisenhower Dr. La Quinta, California 92253
Marriott Pleasanton 11950 Dublin Canyon Rd. Pleasanton, California 94588
Sheraton Suites 701 A Street San Diego, California 92101
Springhill Suites Bakersfield 3801 Marriott Drive Bakersfield, California 93308
The Beverly Heritage Hotel 1820 Barber Lane Milpitas, California 95035
Ventura Beach Marriott 2055 East Harbor Boulevard Ventura, California 93001