The Bluegrass State is home to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, an example of cultural heritage tourism which can propel the growth of black entrepreneurship. Consult Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business tenth edition.
Kentucky black owned firms grew 36.7 percent by 2007 to 10,381, from 7,592 in 2002. Receipts actually declined to $956 million from $1.1 billion in 2002.
Our newest study, Silicon Ceiling 13, reports:
Over four percent of the Kentucky black labor force works in computer, engineering and science
fields, with most in the computer occupations.
There were 163 black graduate science students and 19 black graduate engineering students.
Kentucky had 25,073 black college and graduate students in 2006.
Some of the black-owned hotels in Kentucky are, according to NABHOOD:
Courtyard Louisville Northeast 10200 Champion Farms Dr Louisville, Kentucky 40241
Marriott Louisville Downtown 280 West Jefferson Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Residence Inn Louisville Downtown 333 East Market Street Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Residence Inn Louisville Northeast 3500 Springhurst Commons Louisville, Kentucky 40241
Spring Hill Suites Louisville 10101 Forest Green Blvd Louisville, Kentucky 40223