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Old 02-20-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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That just doesn't sound right. Where is Atlanta? There's no way I would think Atlanta is lower than 4. I would have guessed it in the top two.
Didnt sound right to me either. So looked up the actual report.

Tge news article used the city data.

By metro Atl ranks second
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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By metro

1. NY 235k
2. ATL 130k
3. Chicago 105k
4. Miami 100k
5. DC 95k
6. LA 65k
7. Houston 65k
8. DFW 55k
9. Detroit 55k
10. Philly 40k


Miami surprised me.
LA is depressing for a metro of 12M
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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Now I'm surprised to see Houston ranked so low. lol
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Now I'm surprised to see Houston ranked so low. lol
Houston will pass LA in a matter of time. Then it will be at number 6. You can't really feel ashamed to be behind the rest of the cities in the top 5 except for Miami. That's just shocking. But then again, this is probably counting black businesses in general and not just AA businesses.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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Now I'm surprised to see Houston ranked so low. lol
Which areas would you think it would be higher than?

LA is the only metro ranked higher that has less blacks.
Ny, la, chicago, dc, miami, atl all have more blacks.

Philly has more blacks too.

Houston is 7th for black population and 7th here
Philly and DC are lower than their black population would suggest while miami, la and detroit are higher. Ny, atl, chicago, houston and dfw are where they should be
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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Houston will pass LA in a matter of time. Then it will be at number 6. You can't really feel ashamed to be behind the rest of the cities in the top 5 except for Miami. That's just shocking. But then again, this is probably counting black businesses in general and not just AA businesses.
The data is from 2007. Houston is probably way ahead of LA by now. Its been five years
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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Don't forget VB/Norfolk/Hampton Roads/Suffolk.It has a huge african american population .If you look the median per capita income ,blacks do well
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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This is why Houston won't be a Mecca. ATL is top heavy for black businesses but Houston is excellent across the board.

Look at the Asian owned businesses for example:

1. LA 250k
2. NY 240k
3. SF 90k
4. DC 55k
5. Chicago 55k
6. Houston 50k
7. San Jose 45k
8. DFW 40k
9. Atl 35k
10. San Diego , Seattle, Riverside 30k
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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This is why Houston won't be a Mecca. ATL is top heavy for black businesses but Houston is excellent across the board.

Look at the Asian owned businesses for example:

1. LA 250k
2. NY 240k
3. SF 90k
4. DC 55k
5. Chicago 55k
6. Houston 50k
7. San Jose 45k
8. DFW 40k
9. Atl 35k
10. San Diego , Seattle, Riverside 30k
If that's the case, then NYC can't qualify as a black mecca either, because it has a lot of everything.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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If that's the case, then NYC can't qualify as a black mecca either, because it has a lot of everything.
Yeah ny is number one for black business, two for Asian and hispanic businesses. It is an everyone Mecca.
Atl is number two for black businesses but positioned just about where there metro rank for the other races.

Houston ranks 7 for black businesses which is where it should be, it ranks 6th for Asian businesses which is outperforming its population ranking for Asians and it ranks 3rd for hispanic businesses which is also an overperformance. So Houston is also an across the board performer like NY.

For those interested the hispanic list is as follows:

LA 360k
Ny 260k
Houston 110k
Dfw 70k
Sf/sj 70k
Chicago 55 k
DC 50k

For Mexican owned business Houston is second ny is 6th, atl is not in the top ten
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