Black Stats Frequently requested
data on African American consumers
Black Buying Power:
$836 Billion (2010)
Black U.S. Population:
Top Five Black Cities
- New York
Top Five Black Metros:
- New York-New Jersey
- Los Angeles
Top Five Expenditures:
- Housing $203.8 bil.
- Food $65.2 bil.
- Cars/Trucks $29.1 bil.
- Clothing $29.3 bil.
- Health Care $23.6 bil. ______________________
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appoints banking veteran Cynthia Williams to lead branding, advertising (July
19, 2011) BB&T announced today that it has chosen Cynthia Williams to
lead its corporate branding, product marketing and advertising teams. In
addition to her new responsibilities, Williams will continue to serve as
chief communications officer.
"During the past 25 years, Cynthia's leadership in every area of
responsibility has added value," said Steve Wiggs, BB&T's chief
marketing officer and lending group manager.
"In the last two years, she has built a strategic, corporate
communications function. In her new role, she will use her deep banking
knowledge to further integrate our product marketing, advertising and
communications functions as we continue to grow. I am very pleased she
has agreed to take on this new challenge."
Williams was named executive vice president in 2010 and chief
communications officer in 2009, overseeing all corporate communications
She was named one of the "Most Powerful Women in Finance" by Women of
Color magazine in 2010. In 2009, the Winston-Salem Urban League named
her Person of the Year/Corporate Leadership. Williams sits on the boards
of the Winston-Salem Foundation and the Winston-Salem State University
Foundation. She serves on the finance committee of the North Carolina
Black Repertory Company's National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) and is
a member of the BB&T Women's Leadership Council.
Williams, a seasoned banking veteran, has also worked in corporate
financial controls, corporate audit and regional banking. She earned her
undergraduate degree in accounting from Wayne State University and her
MBA in information security from James Madison University. She is a
graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
BB&T Corporation is one of the largest financial services holding
companies in the U.S. with $157 billion in assets and market
capitalization of $19.1 billion, as of March 31, 2011. Based in
Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates approximately 1,800 financial
centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of
consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management,
mortgage and insurance products and services.
A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding
client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small
Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. More
information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is
available at www.BBT.com.
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ORDER TODAY! New
"Buying Power" report: Black consumers spend as economy grows Details $507
expenditures African-American consumers are cautiously increasing their
spending in some key product categories, even as they continue to make
adjustments in a slowly growing economy. The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America"
report published by Target Market News..
In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product
and services categories. That's an increase of 16.6% over the $435 billion
spent in 2008. African-Americans" total earned income for 2009 is
estimated at $836 billion...