Black business owners account for about 10 percent of U.S. businesses and about 30 percent of all minority-owned businesses. (Census)
New York has the most Black-owned businesses in the U.S. followed by Atlanta. The highest ratio is in Washington, DC where 28% of all businesses are Black-owned.
Historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr founded National Black Business Month in August 2004 to “drive the policy agenda affecting the 2.6 million African-American businesses.“