Indiana black businesses grew at the national average from 2002 to 2007, rising to 22,064, according to preliminary estimates in the Survey of Business Owners, a gain of 57 percent from 14,056 in 2002. Business receipts reached $2.2 billion in 2007, a rise of 33.2 percent from $1.7 billion in 2002.
One of the states which has conducted a disparity study on the prospects for minority business, Indiana continues to focus attention on their issues from the highest levels with an annual governor’s conference on minority business.  For more details, consult the Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business tenth edition.

Our most recent study, Silicon Ceiling 13, reports:

The black labor force had 5.4 percent of its workers in computer, engineering and science

occupations, with just less than four percent in computer fields.

Indiana had 239 black graduate science students and 39 black graduate engineering students.

There were 42,973 black college and graduate students in Indiana in 2006.

Some of the black-owned and managed hotels in the state are, according to NABHOOD:

Courtyard Hammond I-94 & Kennedy Avenue Hammond, Indiana 46323

Courtyard Ft. Wayne 1619 W Washington Center Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818

Courtyard Indianapolis at the Capitol 320 North Senate Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Courtyard Merrillville 7850 Rhode Island Avenue Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Courtyard South Bend 4825 N Main Street Mishawaka, Indiana 46545

Courtyard Valparaiso 2301 E. Morthland Drive Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Fairfield Inn and Suites 7720 Corrine Drive Hammond, Indiana 46323

Fairfield Inn and Suites 5220 West Southern Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46241

Fairfield Inn and Suites 8275 Georgia Street Merrillville, Indiana 46410 

Fairfield Inn and Suites 2101 E Morthland Drive Valparaiso, Indiana 46383  

Hampton Inn Merrillville 8353 Georgia Street Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Hilton Indianapolis 120 West Market St. Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


Holiday Inn Express 8375 Georgia St. Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Majestic Star Hotel/Casino 1 Buffington Harbour Dr. Gary, Indiana 46406

Residence Inn Hammond 7740 Corinne Drive Hammond, Indiana 46323

Residence Inn 9765 Crosspoint Boulevard Indianapolis, Indiana 46256

Residence Inn 5224 West Southern Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46241

Residence Inn 11895 North Meridian Street Carmel, Indiana 46032

Residence Inn 350 W New York Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Residence Inn 8018 Delaware Place Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Residence Inn 716 North Niles Avenue South Bend, Indiana 46617

Spring Hill Suites 11855 N. Meridian Street Carmel, Indiana 46032

Spring Hill Suites 5225 Edison Lakes Parkway Mishawaka, Indiana 46545