imageBlack businesses experienced Texas-sized growth in the Lone Star State, growing 73.8 percent to 154,255 companies in 2007, according to preliminary estimates from the Survey of Business Owners. Those firms took in $9.3 billion that year.
Five years earlier, there were 88,768 companies with $6.4 billion in sales.
For more details, visit the National Black Business Month reference or consult Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business, tenth edition.

Our latest study, Silicon Ceiling 13, reports:


Three percent of the state’s black workforce toiled in computer, engineering and science jobs,

with 1.5 percent in computer fields.

Texas had 210,922 black college and graduate students in 2006 of which 1,400 were graduate

students in science and engineering.

Black owned or managed hotel properties include, according to NABHOOD:

Clarion NASA Houston 1300 NASA Parkway Houston, Texas 77058  

Courtyard Austin Airport 7809 E. Ben White Blvd Austin, Texas 78741

Courtyard Austin Central 5660 North IH.35 Austin, Texas 78751

Courtyard Austin Convention Center 300 East 4th Street Austin, Texas 78701

Courtyard Austin Northwest 9409 Stonelake Boulevard Austin, Texas 78759

Courtyard Austin South 4533 South IH.35 Austin, Texas 78744

Courtyard DFW Airport North 4949 Regent Blvd Irving, Texas 75063

Courtyard Dallas Mesquite 2300 Interstate 30 Mesquite, Texas 75150

Courtyard Dallas 2383 Stemmons Trail Dallas, Texas 75220

Courtyard Houston by the Galleria 2900 Sage Road Houston, Texas 77056

Courtyard Houston Sugar Land 12655 Southwest Freeway Stafford, Texas 77477

Courtyard San Antonio Airport North 80 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, Texas 78216

Crown Plaza Hotel Riverwalk 111 Pecan Street East San Antonio, Texas 78205

Doubletree Club 1617 IH-35 North Austin, Texas 78702

Fairfield Inn and Suites 959 Reinli Street Austin, Texas 78751

Fairfield Inn and Suites 4525 South Interstate Hwy 35 Austin, Texas 78744

Fairfield Inn and Suites 620 South Santa Rosa San Antonio, Texas 78204

Fairfield Inn and Suites 88 Loop 410 NE San Antonio, Texas 78216

Holiday Inn Austin 8901 Business Park Drive Austin, Texas 78759

Holiday Inn Houston 11160 Southwest Freeway Houston Texas 77031

Holiday Inn Houston SW 11160 Southwest Freeway Houston, Texas 77031

Homewood Suites Dallas 2747 N. Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75207

Houston Marriott Westchase 2900 Briarpark Dr. Houston, Texas 77042

Knights Inn 4085 I-10 South Beaumont, Texas 77705

Marriott Austin Airport 4415 South IH.35 Austin, Texas 78744

Residence Inn Austin Convention Center 300 East 4th Street Austin, Texas 78701

Residence Inn Austin North 12401 North Lamar Boulevard Austin, Texas 78753

Residence Inn Austin Northwest 3713 Tudor Boulevard Austin, Texas 78759

Residence Inn Round Rock 2505 S I H-35 Round Rock, Texas 78664

Residence Inn Austin South 4537 South IH.35 Austin, Texas 78744

Residence Inn Houston 2500 McCue Road Houston, Texas 77056

Residence Inn Sugar Land 12703 Southwest Freeway Stafford, Texas 77477

Residence Inn San Antonio 628 S Santa Rosa Blvd San Antonio, Texas 78204

Springhill Suites Austin 12520 North IH.35 Austin, Texas 78753

Springhill Suites Austin South 4501 South IH.35 Austin, Texas 78744