Gov. Deval Patrick put increasing access of small businesses, including minority and women-owned firms, to state contracting at the top of his agenda once taking office. It is an example of how attention from the top can translate into economic development. Massachusetts was on national average for growth in black businesses over a five-year period ending in 2007 with 60.6 percent growth to 20,592 from 12,819 in 2002. Receipts rose 44.4 percent to $1.7 billion in 2007 from $1.2 billion in 2002.
Consult Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business tenth edition.
Our newest study, Silicon Ceiling 13, reports:
Just under four percent of the black civilian labor force in Massachusetts worked in computer
engineering and science fields, under two percent in the computer occupations.
There were 422 black graduate science students and 97 black graduate engineering students in
the state. Massachusetts had 40,186 black college and graduate students in 2006.
Some of the black-owned hotels in Massachusetts are, according to NABHOOD:
Cape Babs Cottage 23 Blueberry Lane East Falmouth, Massachusetts 02536
Hampton Inn 811 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02118
High Haven House Bed and Breakfast Inn 85 Summer St. Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 02568
Homewood Suites Billerica 35 Middlesex Turnpike Billerica, Massachusetts 01821
Residence Inn at Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf 34-44 Charles River Ave. Boston, Massachusetts 01129
Residence Inn 300 Presidential Way Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
Shearer Cottages 4 Morgan Avenue, Box 1063 Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts 02557
Sheraton Colonial Hotel and Golf Club One Anduban Rd. Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880
Sheraton Framingham 1657 Worccester Rd. Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
The Oak Bluff Inn P. O. Box 2546 Oak Buffs, Massachusetts 02557