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Private nonfarm establishments, 2005: 30,3311
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 442,2911
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 6.5%1
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 69,316
Total number of firms, 2002 87,446
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 S 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 S 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 3.9%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 26.5%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 10,818,058
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 8,566,430
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 10,342,351
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $9,676
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 1,731,799
Building permits, 2006 2,370 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 8,245,2111

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