An Electronic Commercial District
BrownPagesOnline.com is an interactive online database consisting of Black owned businesses in Oakland, citywide and Latino owned businesses located in East Oakland at 55th Avenue east to the Oakland-San Leandro border. We refer to this area as Oakland’s “CityEast” community; our targeted East Oakland community.
BrownPagesOnline.com provides an opportunity to bring Black owned businesses in Oakland; citywide and Latino owned businesses located in East Oakland at 55th Avenue east to the Oakland-San Leandro border together to help keep the dollar in the “CityEast” community to create jobs and reduce unemployment in the community.
The BrownPagesOnline.com driven electronic commercial district enables businesses in the database to work together as if they were brick and mortar businesses located in a physical commercial district. Please note that our BrownPagesOnline.com database is not complete at this time pending further surveying to locate and enter all of the targeted businesses in the database.
OAKLAND’S BLACK BUSINESS OWNERSHIP
Research shows that Oakland with some 5,972 Black owned businesses, has the highest per capita Black business ownership among California’s top five cities with 100 or more Black owned businesses. This lends itself to the possibility of Oakland’s Black owned businesses coming together under the BrownPagesOnline.com’s Electronic Commercial District concept to work collectively to keep the dollar in “CityEast” community, create jobs and reduce unemployment in our targeted “CityEast” community. See the bar graph below:
With The Black unemployment rate twice or more the national average and much worse for Black youth BrownPagesOnline.com will facilitate gathering Oakland’s Black owned businesses to collectively make reducing Black unemployment in Oakland a priority. It is the goal of BrownPagesOnline.com to do just this.
THE NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS)
The businesses in BrownPagesOnline.com database have been classified according to the industry they are in, in accordance with the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) which is a system adopted and used jointly by Canada, the USA and Mexico to industry classify businesses in these three countries. The businesses in the BrownPagesOnline.com database are classified according to industry as shown in the pie chart below:
With strong showing in the Each of eleven (11) industry classifications there is an opportunity to create reciprocal industry groupings among the businesses in the database and the opportunity to create warehouse businesses that would bring jobs to the “CityEast” community.