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 2012 Survey of Business Owners, the most recent data available.

African American-Owned Businesses

Total number of firms 8,832
Total sales and receipts $2.5 billion
Firms with paid employees 871
Sales and receipts $2.3 billion
Employees 12,666
Annual payroll $634 million

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American Indian- and Alaska Native-Owned Businesses

Total number of firms 577
Total sales and receipts $104 million
Firms with paid employees 73
Sales and receipts $84.9 million
Employees 505
Annual payroll $27.9 million

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Asian-Owned Businesses

Total number of firms 24,645
Total sales and receipts $9 billion
Firms with paid employees 5,051
Sales and receipts $8.1 billion
Employees 53,600
Annual payroll $2.8 billion

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Hispanic/Latino-Owned Businesses

Total number of firms 14,015
Total sales and receipts $2.5 billion
Firms with paid employees 1,198
Sales and receipts $2.1 billion
Employees 12,478
Annual payroll $562 million

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Woman-Owned Businesses

Total number of firms 41,905
Total sales and receipts $8.4 billion
Firms with paid employees 4,891
Sales and receipts $7.2 billion
Employees 49,396
Annual payroll $2.5 billion

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Veteran-Owned Businesses

Total number of firms 12,378
Total sales and receipts $6.7 billion
Firms with paid employees 1,982
Sales and receipts $6.0 billion
Employees 34,183
Annual payroll $2.0 billion

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