Michigan’s black business growth exceeded the national average at a 63.5 percent pace over five years. By 2007, there were 72,549 black-owned businesses in Michigan, up from 44,366 in 2002. Receipts grew at a much slower rate, to $4.8 billion in 2007 from $4.3 billion in 2002.
For comprehensive details on the challenges and opportunities, Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business tenth edition is a thorough source. For information on National Black Business Month, visit a black business on each day of March during Black Food Month or August in our 31 Ways 31 Days approach.
Our latest study, Silicon Ceiling 13, reports:
Fewer than three percent of Michigan’s black labor force worked in computer, engineering and
science occupations with a little over one percent in computer fields.
There were 646 black graduate science students and 176 black graduate engineering
students.Michigan had 100,542 black college and graduate students in 2006.
Some of the black owned and managed hotels are, according to NABHOOD:
Auburn Hills Marriott 3600 Centerpoint Parkway Pontiac, Michigan 48341
Courtyard Benton Harbor 1592 Mall Drive Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
Courtyard Detroit 3555 Centerpoint Parkway Pontiac, Michigan 48341
Courtyard Grand Rapids 4741 28th Street SE Kentwood, Michigan 49512
Holiday Inn Select 3063 Lake Eastbrook Kentwood, Michigan 49512
Hotel St. Regis 3071 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, Michigan 48202
Residence Inn 27477 Cabaret Drive Novi, Michigan 48377
Residence Inn 3333 Centerpoint Pkwy. Pontiac, Michigan 48341
Springhill Suites 28555 Northwestern Highway Southfield, Michigan 48034
Westin-Southfield Detroit 1500 Town Center Southfield, Michigan 48075