Minority and Woman-Owned Business Facts

Minority- and woman-owned businesses make significant contributions to Fairfax County's economy and add breadth and diversity to the business community. The county leads Virginia in the number of companies owned by Asians and Pacific Islanders, African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and women. All data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Survey of Business Owners, the most recent data available.

African American-Owned Businesses

Total number of firms 7,714
Total sales and receipts $1.3 billion
Firms with paid employees 652
Sales and receipts $1.1 billion
Employees 9,385
Annual payroll $440.1 million

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American Indian- and Alaska Native-Owned Businesses

Total number of firms 460
Total sales and receipts $61.1 million
Firms with paid employees 78
Sales and receipts $54.3 million
Employees 456
Annual payroll $19.9 million

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Asian-Owned Businesses

Total number of firms 18,915
Total sales and receipts $5.3 billion
Firms with paid employees 3,923
Sales and receipts $4.6 billion
Employees 30,688
Annual payroll $1.5 billion

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Hispanic/Latino-Owned Businesses

Total number of firms 9,628
Total sales and receipts $1.8 billion
Firms with paid employees 1,039
Sales and receipts $1.8 billion
Employees 14,828
Annual payroll $569.3 million

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Woman-Owned Businesses

Total number of firms 34,242
Total sales and receipts $5.8 billion
Firms with paid employees 4,465
Sales and receipts $4.7 billion
Employees 34,274
Annual payroll $1.6 billion

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