Black business ownership is on the rise with women, in particular, leading the charge. According to Survey of Business Owners
as of 2012 indicate the number of black/female-owned firms climbed 66.9%, from 900,000 in 2007 to 1.5 million in 2012. Additionally, these 1.5 million black/female-owned businesses accounted for 58.9% of the nation's 2.6 million black or African American-owned businesses. Nationally, women owned just over a third (35.8% or 9.9 million) of all firms in 2012. (Census Blogs, United State Census Bureau). Larry Williams, President at the Indy Black Chamber of Commerce
highlights this trend with host Taylor Bennett and discussions the impact of the chamber within the community.