Atlanta black-owned businesses double

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ATLANTA - Census numbers show that the number of black-owned businesses in the Atlanta metro area roughly doubled in a five-year period.

According to Census data released Monday, the number of black-owned businesses in the Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Marietta area rose from 63,940 in 2002 to 127,214 in 2007.

Nationally, the number of black-owned businesses rose to 1.9 million, a 60.5 percent increase, over the same period. Sales by these businesses rose 55.1 percent to $137.5 billion.

Census Bureau deputy director Thomas Mesenbourg says black-owned businesses continue to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy.

The new numbers come from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners, part of the Economic Census, which comes out every five years.

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storiesihaveread 02/09/11 - 07:57 am
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Good let's hope they can make

Good let's hope they can make it. Owning a small business can be stressful!

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follower 02/09/11 - 03:08 pm
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Been doing it for 24 years.

Been doing it for 24 years. Tough row to hoe. Bless 'em all.

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