North Carolina

North Carolina stays on top of the status of procurement with black businesses through a quarterly tracking system, one of the suggested policy steps which is considered in the rating of states for the Black Business Affinity Scale.  For more details on the home of legendary businesses like North Carolina Mutual or new operations like the Charlotte Bobcats, visit or consult Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business tenth edition
North Carolina black businesses grew at a national average rate of 60.9 percent over the five year period, according to preliminary estimates from the Survey of Business Owners. By 2007, their ranks had reached 83,880, up from 52,122 in 2002. Receipts rose 52.8 percent to $5.4 billion in 2007 from $3.5 billion in 2002.
Our newest study, Silicon Ceiling 13, reports:


Just over two percent of N.C.’s black work force labored in computer, engineering and science

fields with over one percent in computer occupations.

North Carolina had 157,071 black college and graduate students in 2006, over 1,200 of whom were

graduate students in science and engineering.

These are black-owned or managed hotels, according to NABHOOD:

Days Hotel New Bern Historic District 925 Broad Street New Bern, North Carolina 28560-4831

Howard Johnson Express 1601 Bessemer City Rd. Gastonia, North Carolina 28052

Lexington Golden Green Hotel 3024 E. Independence Blvd. Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

Morehead Manor 914 Vickers Ave. Durham, North Carolina 27701

Ms. Elsie Caribbean Bed and Breakfast 334 N. Sharon Amity Rd. Charlotte, North Carolina 28211

Sleep Inn and Suites 129 Circuit Lane Jacksonville, North Carolina 28546

Kings Inn at Sedgfield 2811 Roland Rd. Greensboro, North Carolina 27407

Towne Place Suites Jacksonville 400 Northwest Drive Jacksonville, North Carolina 28546