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What is and what could be

If Black-owned businesses operated at parity with others, they would generate $1.6 trillion more than they do today. The revenue gap is highly concentrated. Seventy percent of the shortfall occurs in just five industries: wholesale trade, retail trade, construction, manufacturing, and professional services.

Seventy percent of the revenue gap between Black- and non-Black-owned businesses is concentrated in just five industries.
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To read the report, see “The economic state of Black America: What is and what could be,” June 17, 2021.