Nevada was the first state to recognize National Black Business Month and has passed a law encouraging minority procurement in state and local government and the gaming industry. For more details, consult Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business tenth edition.
Nevada experienced explosive growth among black businesses from 2002 to 2007 as the number doubled to 8,671 in 2007, up 99.7 percent from 4,343 in 2002, according to preliminary estimates from the Survey of Business Owners. Receipts grew even faster, to $1.1 bilion in 2007 from $433 million in 2002, a gain of 162.6 percent.
Silicon Ceiling 13, our latest study, reports:
Almost four percent of black workers in Nevada were in computer, engineering and science fields,
with 2.6 percent in computer occupations.
Nevada had 8,488 black college and graduate students in 2006, 63 of whom were graduate
students in science and engineering.
These are black-owned or managed hotels, according to NABHOOD.
Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel 301 Fremont Street Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Hampton Inn and Suites 4280 S. Grand Canyon Drive Las Vegas, Nevada 89147