Black-owned businesses had the greatest increase among minority-owned businesses between 2002 and 2007, according to new Census figures. During this time, the sector grew to 1.9 million businesses, a 61% increases from previous years. Black businesses also generated $135.6 billion in gross receipts, a 53% increase from 2002. Here's what you had to say: DareTwo commented via Facebook: I have always prided myself in supporting black owned businesses no matter how far I had to travel. Kir wrote via Facebook: "I am a small business owner and I know that my dollars speak for themselves so I make a conscious effort to shop with all minority-owned businesses even if it means going a little bit out of my way."