Growing Harlem

After brainstorming with my "meuse" last night, I decided that I want to make a stronger effort in re-creating the Harlem I dreamed about as a child and was inspired by in the PBS Walk Through Harlem I watched earlier this week. I wanted to focus on economic development. The artistic and creative Harlem movement is thriving and strong. But I can't say the same for economic development which leads to community unity and empowerment. So I decided to join up on and copy and paste their BE100s into an excel file, take away the rankings and just list black-owned businesses that could make one hell of a difference in recreating a beacon of strength for people of color if they all had some type of investment, branch, headquarters located in Harlem, NY. Unity is such a beautiful thing.
If your company is on this list, have you ever considered opening a branch or better yet, headquarters, in Harlem?
Ask the Harlem Business Alliance about it.
Act-1 Group  Torrance, CA 
Advance Bank Baltimore, MD
Advanced Concepts Inc.  Columbia, MD 
Advent Capital Management L.L.C. New York, NY
Alpha Rae Personnel Inc.  Fort Wayne, IN 
Altos Federal Group Inc.  Washington, DC 
American Product Distributors Inc.  Charlotte, NC 
Americus Credit Group  Los Angeles, CA 
Anderson Communications Atlanta, GA
Anderson-DuBose Co.  Solon, OH 
Ariel Capital Management L.L.C. Chicago, IL
Baldwin Richardson Foods Co.  Frankfort, IL 
Barden Cos. Inc.  Detroit, MI 
Beauchamp Distributing Co.  Compton, CA 
Black Enterprise Greenwich Street Corporate Growth Management L.L.C New York, NY
Blackwell Consulting Services  Chicago, IL 
Blaylock & Co. Inc. New York, NY
Bridgewater Interiors L.L.C.  Detroit, MI 
Broadway Federal Bank  Los Angeles, CA
Bronner Brothers Inc.  Marietta, GA 
Brooks Food Group  Bedford, VA 
Brown Capital Management Inc. Baltimore, MD
Burrell Communications Group Chicago, IL
C. D. Moody Construction Co.  Lithonia, GA 
C.H. James Restaurant Holdings  Deerfield, IL 
Calhoun Enterprises  Montgomery, AL 
CAMAC International Corp.  Houston, TX 
Campbell Roofing & Construction Inc.  Byron, GA 
Capital Management Group  Chicago, IL
Capitol City Bank & Trust Co. Atlanta, GA
Capsonic  Elgin, IL 
Carol H. Williams Advertising Oakland, CA
Carter Brothers L.L.C.  Atlanta, GA 
Carver Federal Savings Bank New York, NY
CDO Technologies Inc.  Dayton, OH 
Cimarron Express Inc.  Genoa, OH 
Citizens Trust Bank Atlanta, GA
City National Bancshares Corp. Newark, NJ
CMI Management Inc.  Alexandria, VA
Communication Technologies Inc. (COMtek)  Chantilly, VA 
Compas Inc. Pennsauken, NJ
Consolidated Bank and Trust Co. Richmond, VA
Converge Inc.  Peabody, MA 
DBM Technologies  Pontiac, MI 
Detroit Heading L.L.C.  Detroit, MI 
Dimensions International Inc.  Alexandria, VA 
Douglass National Bank Kansas City, MO
Dryades Savings Bank FSB New Orleans, LA
E. Morris Communications Inc. Chicago, IL
Eagle Group International Inc.  Atlanta, GA 
Earl G. Graves Ltd.  New York, NY 
Earnest Partners Atlanta, GA
Engineered Plastic Products Inc.  Ypsilanti, MI 
Equals Three Communications Inc. Bethesda, MD
Facility Interiors Inc.  Dallas, TX 
Fairview Capital Partners Inc. Farmington, CT
First Independence Bank Detroit, MI
First Tuskegee Bank Tuskegee, AL
Fuse St. Louis, MO
Global Automotive Alliance L.L.C.  Detroit, MI 
GlobalHue Southfield, MI
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery  Bronx, NY 
Goode Investment Management Inc. Cleveland, OH
Granite Broadcasting Corp.  New York, NY 
H. J. Russell & Co.  Atlanta, GA 
H.L.W. Fast Track Inc.  Youngstown, OH 
Harpo Inc.  Chicago, IL 
Health Resources Inc.  Baltimore, MD 
Highland Community Bank Chicago, IL
Holland Capital  Chicago, IL
Hughes Capital Management Inc. Alexandria, VA
ICV Capital Partners L.L.C. New York, NY
Illinois Service Federal S&L Assoc. Chicago, IL
Images USA Atlanta, GA
Independence Federal Savings Bank Washington, D.C. 
Industrial Bank NA Washington, D.C.
Industrial Inventory Solutions (IIS)  Cleveland, OH 
Inner City Broadcasting Corp.  New York, NY 
Integrated Packaging Corp.  New Brunswick, NJ 
Jackson Securities L.L.C. Atlanta, GA
James Group International  Detroit, MI 
Johnson Publishing Co.  Chicago, IL 
Legacy Bank Milwaukee, WI
Liberty Bank and Trust Co. Baton Rouge, LA
Logistics & Environmental Support Services Corp. (LESCO)  Huntsville, AL 
Loop Capital Markets L.L.C. Chicago, IL
M & F Bank Durham, NC
M. R. Beal & Co. New York, NY
Madison Research Corp.  Huntsville, AL 
Management & Engineering Technologies International Inc. (METI)  El Paso, TX 
Manna Inc.  Louisville, KY 
Manufactures Industrial Group L.L.C.  Lexington, TN 
Marc Wear  Los Angeles, CA 
Matlock Advertising & Public Relations Atlanta, GA
Mays Chemical Co. Inc.  Indianapolis, IN 
MIG-Visteon Automotive Systems L.L.C.  La Vergne, TN 
Millennium Digital Media  St. Louis, MO 
Millennium Steel Service L.L.C.  Princeton, IN 
MPS Group Inc.  Detroit, MI 
Muse Communications Inc. Los Angeles, CA
Mutual Community Savings Bank Inc. SSB Durham, NC
MV Transportation Inc.  Fairfield, CA 
NCM Capital  Durham, NC
New Horizons Baking Co.  Norwalk, OH 
New Technology Steel L.L.C.  Detroit, MI 
North Milwaukee State Bank Milwaukee, WI
Omniplex World Services Corp.  Chantilly, VA 
OneUnited Bank Boston, MA
On-Target Supplies & Logistics Ltd.  Dallas, TX 
Opportunity Capital Partners Fremont, CA
Ozanne Construction Co. Inc.  Cleveland, OH 
Paradigm Asset Management Co. L.L.C. White Plains, NY
Paradigm Solutions  Rockville, MD 
Parish Capital Advisors L.L.C. Chapel Hill, NC
Parrish McDonald's Restaurants  Dallas, TX 
Pharos Capital Group L.L.C. Dallas, TX
Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Co.  Philadelphia, PA 
Powers & Sons Construction Co. Inc.  Gary, IN 
Prime Access Inc. New York, NY
Prime Source Food Service Equipment Inc.  Dallas, TX 
Provender Capital Group L.L.C. New York, NY
PRWT Services Inc.  Philadelphia, PA 
Pugh Capital Management Inc. Seattle, WA
Q3 Industries Inc.  Columbus, OH 
Quetzal/J.P. Morgan Partners New York, NY
R. J. Dale Advertising & Public Relations Chicago, IL
Radio One Inc.**  Lanham, MD 
Raven Transport Co. Inc.  Jacksonville, FL 
Rhumbline Advisers Boston, MA
Rice Financial Products Co.** New York, NY
RLJ Development L.L.C.  Bethesda, MD
Roberts Broadcasting Co.  St. Louis, MO 
RS Information Systems Inc.  McLean, VA 
Sanders Wingo Advertising Inc. El Paso, TX
Sanderson Industries Inc.  Atlanta, GA 
Sayers 40  Mount Prospect, IL 
SBK-Brooks Investment Corp. Cleveland, OH
Seaway National Bank of Chicago Chicago, IL
SET Enterprises Inc.  Warren, MI 
ShopRite of West Haven  West Haven, CT 
Siebert Brandford Shank & Co. L.L.C. Oakland, CA
Siméus Foods International Inc.  Mansfield, TX 
Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors L.P. Houston, TX
Smith Whiley& Co.  Hartford, CT
SoBran Inc.  Dayton, OH 
Southeast Fuels Inc.  Greensboro, NC 
Sun State International Trucks L.L.C.  Tampa, FL 
SYNCOM Silver Spring, MD
Systems Electro Coating  Madison, MS 
TAG Holdings L.L.C.  Troy, MI 
Tec-Masters Inc.  Huntsville, AL 
TeleCommunication Systems Inc.**  Annapolis, MD 
The Bartech Group Inc.  Livonia, MI 
The Bing Group  Detroit, MI 
The Edgar Lomax Co. Springfield, VA
The Gourmet Cos.  Atlanta, GA 
The Harbor Bank of Maryland Baltimore, MD
The Peebles Corp.  Coral Gables, FL 
The Specialized Packaging Group Inc.  Hamden, CT 
The Swarthmore Group Inc. West Chester, PA
The Williams Capital Group L.P. New York, NY
Thompson Hospitality  Herndon, VA 
Thor Construction Inc.  Minneapolis, MN 
Trillion Communications Corp.  Bessemer, AL 
Tri-State Bank Of Memphis Memphis, TN
United Bank of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Universal Systems &  Centreville, Technology (UNITECH)VA 
UniWorld Group Inc. New York, NY
Utendahl Capital Management L.P.  New York, NY
Utendahl Capital Partners  New York, NY
V and J Holding Cos. Inc.  Milwaukee, WI 
Wilson Office Interiors  Carrollton, TX 
Workplace Integrators  Bingham Farms, MI 
World Wide Technology Inc.  Maryland Heights, MO 
Z-Tech Corp.  Rockville, MD 


  1. Anonymous4:04 PM

    This is a great idea!!!! Hey, maybe you can reach out to these business and pitch your idea to them.


  2. Thank you! Loved the site so I linked it on my page. What I think I'm going to do is compile all their addresses and put together a Harlem package. I really hope I can do this. It'll have things like history, real estate info, city programs for businesses...and other things I can think of. I wonder if I'm biting off more than I can chew but I think I can, I think I can..

  3. It is a big project but you probably won't have to reinvent the wheel. Get in touch with the Harlem Alliance and Business organizations who might have the stats and figures you need. Good luck!


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