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Minority-Owned Businesses in the U.S., 2007

Minority-owned businesses were largely concentrated in California, Texas, Florida and New York, representing 55 percent of all minority-owned businesses in the United States.  Among the top four states, Texas and Florida gained a larger concentration of minority-owned businesses, from 12 percent in 2002 to 13 percent in 2007, and from 10 percent in 2002 to 12 percent in 2007, respectively.  

Distribution by State

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Source: MBDA’s analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 Survey of Business Owners. Data include the number of minority-owned businesses operating in 2007 and excludes data for businesses in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories.   For more information on the Survey of Business Owners please visit, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sbo.html

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