Almost one fourth of all businesses in Maryland are black-owned and many are in high-growth sectors that generate jobs.   However, losses from subprime loans are severely impacting areas of Baltimore and Prince George’s County. 
Maryland passed 100,000 black-owned businesses for the first time at 102,130 in 2007, according to preliminary estimates from the Survey of Business Owners. This represented 47.1 percent growth from 69,410 in 2002. Receipts rose 45 percent to $6.7 billion in 2007 from $4.6 billion in 2002.

Also consult Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business ,tenth edition.
Maryland far exceeds other states in equal opportunity in high technology. Our newest study, Silicon Ceiling 13, reports: 814922/index.html

The state not only had the largest number of blacks in the computer occupations, but also the
second highest overall percentage in the computer, engineering and science fields, with 3.6
percent in computers.

It had 927 black graduate students in science and 186 black graduate engineering students

Maryland had 149,387 black college and graduate students in 2006.

Some of the state’s black-owned and managed hotels are, according to NABHOOD,

Hilton Rockville 1750 Rockville Pike Rockville, Maryland 20852

Phoenix Risin’ 1429 Bolton St. Baltimore, Maryland 21217

Residence Inn Columbia 4950 Beaver Run Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Residence Inn Silver Spring 12000 Plum Orchard Drive Silver Spring, Maryland 20904

Residence Inn National Harbor 192 Waterfront St Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745

Towne Place Suites 120 National Business Parkway Annapolis Junction, Maryland 20701

Towne Place Suites 3700 Town Center Boulevard Bowie, Maryland 20716



The state’s black legislators are:
Del. Veronica L. Turner
Sen. Catherine E. Pugh
Sen. Nathaniel McFadden President Pro Tem
Sen. Lisa Gladden Majority Whip
Sen. Nathaniel Exum
Sen. Ulysses Currie
Sen. Verna Jones
Sen. Delores Goodwin Kelley
Sen. C. Anthony Muse
Sen. David Harrington
Del. Curtis Anderson
Del. Talmadge Branch
Del. Joanne Benson
Del. Aisha Braveboy
Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr.
Del. Rudolph C. Cane
Del. Alfred C. Carr Jr.
Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr.
Del. Dereck Davis
Del. Twanna Gaines
Del. Cheryl D. Glenn
Del. Melony Griffith
Del. Hattie Harrison
Del. Keith Haynes
Del. Marvin Holmes Jr.
Del. Carolyn Howard
Del. Jolene Ivey
Del. Adrienne Jones Speaker Pro Tem
Del. Gerron Levi
Del. Shrley Nathan-Pulliam
Del. Nathaniel Oaks
Del. Joseline Pena-Melnick
Del. Barbara Robinson
Del. Melvin Stukes
Del. Shawn Tarrant
Del. Herman Taylor Jr.
Del. Frank S. Turner
Del. Michael Vaughn
Del. Jay Walker
Del. James E. Proctor Jr.
Del. Craig Rice
Del. Ruth M. Kirk
Del. Jill P. Carter
Sen. Joan Carter Conaway