Poverty still dominates the lives of many black Mississippians who have been denied the policy assistance to turn their land and expertise into businesses. The advocacy of Homeland Security Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-MS, continues to shine a light on the Delta State. For more details, visit the National Black Business Month official web site or consult Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business tenth edition.
Mississippi black businesses grew at a national average rate of 62.4 percent over the five years ending in 2007, according to preliminary estimates from the Survey of Business Owners, reaching 40,608 in 2007 from 25,002 in 2002. Receipts rose 29.8 percent to $1.7 billion in 2007 from $1.3 billion in 2002.
These are black-owned hotels and casinos, according to NABHOOD:
Days Inn 900 S. Davis Avenue Cleveland, Mississippi 38732
Fitzgerald’s Casino and Hotel Tunica 711 Lucky Ln Robinsonville, Mississippi 38664-9141