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Black businesses make mark

By TIMES WIRES
Published June 5, 2007


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Eleven of the top 100 black-owned businesses in the nation are based in Florida, according to the annual tally in the June issue of Black Enterprise magazine. Michigan boasted the largest number (21) of businesses in the top 100 while Florida - dominated by auto dealerships - ranked ninth.

Eleven of the top 100 black-owned businesses in the nation are based in Florida, according to the annual tally in the June issue of Black Enterprise magazine. Michigan boasted the largest number (21) of businesses in the top 100 while Florida -dominated by auto dealerships - ranked 9th. Here's a snapshot in Florida: Company Location CEO 2006 Sales S. Woods Enterprises (auto dealer) Tampa Sanford Woods $390-mil Sun State International (truck dealer) Tampa Oscar Horton $100-mil ZeroChaos (staffing services) Orlando Harold Mills $367-mil Boyland Auto Group (dealership) Orlando Dorian Boyland $392-mil Tropical Ford Inc. (dealership) Orlando Hamilton Massey $81-mil Raven Transport (trucking) Jacksonville Randolph Lee $62-mil Panhandle Automotive (dealership) Crestview Leon Daggs $160-mil Armstrong Holdings (dealership) Homestead William Armstrong $138-mil Matthews Automotive (dealership) Daytona Beach Irv Matthews $102-mil Paradise Ford (dealership) Cocoa Wayne Martin $47-mil The Peebles Group (real estate) Coral Gables Donahue Peebles $403-mil

Company

Location CEO '06 sales (millions)
The Peebles Group (real estate) Coral Gables Donahue Peebles $403
Boyland Auto Group (dealership) Orlando Dorian Boyland $392
S. Woods Enterprises (auto dealer) Tampa Sanford Woods $390
ZeroChaos (staffing services) Orlando Harold Mills $367
Panhandle Automotive (dealership) Crestview Leon Daggs $160
Armstrong Holdings (dealership) Homestead William Armstrong $138
Matthews Automotive (dealership) Daytona Beach Irv Matthews $102
Sun State International (truck dealer) Tampa Oscar Horton $100
Tropical Ford Inc. (dealership) Orlando Hamilton Massey $81
Raven Transport (trucking) Jacksonville Randolph Lee $62
Paradise Ford (dealership) Cocoa Wayne Martin $47

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