Mar 24, 2011


Metro Atlanta is attracting the most minority-run firms on a per capita basis, according to a survey of 52 metro areas released late Wednesday by Forbes magazine.

"The 'capital of black America' has become a buzzing hive of Hispanic and Asian immigrants and entrepreneurs," Forbes writes.

Baltimore, Nashville, Houston and Miami-Ft. Lauderdale round out the top five spots. The next five are the metro areas of Oklahoma City, Riverside-San Bernadino, Washington, D.C., Orlando and Phoenix.

Forbes looked at metro areas with populations of more than 1 million. It said metro Atlanta was No. 2 in self-employed minorities and No. 2 as an entrepreneurial region. Combined with a growing population, increasing household incomes and affordable housing, Atlanta took first place, Forbes said.


source - AJC

1 comment:

  1. For me this story goes hand-in-hand with the numbers of “minorities” relocating to the South, and in particular, the generational “Reverse Migration” (if you will) of Black-Americans moving BACK to the South, connected by family ROOTS.

    My grandparents were all part of the “Great Black Migration” from the Jim Crow South during the 40s and 50s. Three of my grandparents were born and raised in Georgia (Savannah is my 2nd home). And my maternal grandfather was born and raised in Alabama. My parents were even born in the South.

    None of my grandparents wanted to leave their home states but as young adults with young children back then they wanted a better life and felt they had no choice but to seek that better life in the Northeast.

    While returning to the South to live was Unthinkable to them they felt it imperative that one remain connected to one’s *Roots* my sibs and I spent every summer taking family trips to the South visiting kinfolks.

    Fast forward to my adult life: All of my grandparents are now deceased.

    I was born and raised in South Central PA. But for years I’ve had a hankering to return to the South to live. I feel it in my bones and would indeed strongly consider relocating to Savannah in a second IF I could find a good job in my field of work.

    Hope I haven’t gone too far off topic?

    I really enjoy this site!