AABE Survey

Highlights of the African American Business Enterprise Survey & Research Study:
  • AABEs increased to over 7000 firms in 2012
  • Few AABEs had paid employees
  • There is limited administrative capacity, financial capacity and bonding experience
  • AABEs are located across all precincts
  • Average age of businesses was 8.73 years old

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Department Activities in response include:

  • Develop Capacity Building programs:
    • Education and training
    • Peer to Peer round tables
    • Collaborative efforts and events
  • Website Enhancement
  • BlackBook Business Directory
  • Various Community Events