Rhode Island

imageRhode Island had 3,220 black-owned businesses in 2007, with $201 million in receipts.
Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business tenth edition provides comprehensive data on the ten-year trends for black entrepreneurship in the state for use during National Black Business Month and the remainder of the year.

Our latest study, Silicon Ceiling 13, reports:

Two percent of Rhode Island’s black workers were in computer, engineering and science fields,

with less than one percent in computer occupations.

Rhode Island had 7,799 black college and graduate students in 2006 of which 50 were graduate

students in science and engineering.