BUYING POWER: 20 BILLION DOLLARS
RENTAL PAYMENTS 109 MILLION DOLLARS
REAL ESTATE PAYMENTS 68 MILLION DOLLARS
- 58, 829 minority firms with 6 billion dollars in sales,
- 6719 had employees, employing 57,887
- Annual payroll of 1.1 billion.
- From 15 percent of all firms in 1997 to 18 percent of all firms in 2002.
- Overall firms grew 11 percent during the same period.
- However Black firms grew 56 percent, Asian 28 percent and Hispanic 15 percent. American Indian firms had negative growth rates.