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10 Most Successful Black Companies in the U.S. for 2014


10. SET Enterprises Inc.

The company started out as S.E.T. Steel back in 1989 after chairman Sid E. Taylor left a management position with General Motors. In 2001, S.E.T. Steel became SET Enterprises Inc. and one of the biggest metal-processing companies in the United States. The company is based in Warren, Michigan, and despite falling to the No. 10 spot from its ninth-ranked spot as the most successful Black company last year, SET Enterprises actually saw an increase in revenue this year, posting $390 million.


Radio One

9. Radio One Inc.

Despite the economic hardships that many radio broadcasters are facing, Maryland-based Radio One has managed to hang on tight to its success. The self-proclaimed urban media specialist now has holdings in television and digital media in addition to its popular radio stations and posted more than $448 million in revenue this year.



8. Thompson Hospitality

This company not only includes quick-service restaurants but also food and facilities management services. Based in Reston, Virginia, the company posted more than $480 million in revenue this year.



7. Global Automotive Alliance LLC

This Detroit-based automotive parts supplier has been climbing the ranks in recent years as one of the largest and most successful Black companies in the U.S. Global Automotive Alliance. It rose in the ranks from the 12th most successful Black company in 2012 to the No. 7 spot this year with an annual revenue of $520 million.


Anderson-DuBose poised to grow from its bigger, more high-tech Lordstown warehouse

6. The Anderson-DuBose Cos.

A leader in the food and paper products distribution industry, the Ohio-based company made more than $540 million in revenue in 2014.


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Sharon Sanders

Sharon Sanders is a Digital Engagement Strategist and a Curator of information at The MinorityEye and the President of Clairvoyant, LLC which specializes in strategic communications and multimedia services. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University and she specializes in “Online Consumer Psychology.” Sharon provides companies with research and insight into the processes underlying consumer behavior in online environments…

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