AAPI Owned Businesses are a Significant Part of the Economy of COVID-19 Hot Spots
There are over 1.3 million AAPI-Owned Businesses in the 30 metropolitan1 areas with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, including
- Over 1.3 million Asian American owned businesses;
- Approximately 24,000 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander owned businesses.
Business ownership data is from the 2012 Survey of Business Ownership (SBO).
The Top-30 COVID-19 Hot Spots include the following places with especially significant concentrations of AAPI owned businesses (top-10 based upon % of AAPI owned businesses):
|MSA||# of AAPI-Owned Businesses||% of AAPI-Owned Businesses (of all privately owned businesses)|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA MSA||113,660||24.1%|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA MSA||296,798||20.0%|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA MSA||302,592||13.7%|
|Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA||70,426||12.4%|
|Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV MSA||19,824||11.9%|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA MSA||33,758||11.5%|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA||66,219||10.9%|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA||36,235||10.8%|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA||53,105||8.3%|
|Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA MSA||45,543||7.7%|
1 As of 1/22/21, the 30 MSAs with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases are: 1. New York City, 2. Los Angeles, 3. Chicago, 4. Dallas, 5. Miami, 6. Riverside, 7. Phoenix, 8. Houston, 9. Atlanta, 10. Philadelphia, 11. DC, 12. Boston, 13. Twin Cities, 14. Detroit, 15. St. Louis, 16. San Diego, 17. Nashville, 18. Las Vegas, 19. Denver, 20. San Francisco. 21. Charlotte, 22. Tampa, 23. San Antonio, 24. Indianapolis, 25. Orlando, 26. Cincinnati, 27. Milwaukee, 28. Columbus, 29. Kansas City, 30. Baltimore; per https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html.