51. Paradise Ford

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Paradise Ford is the nation’s 51st largest African American-owned auto dealership; and the Sunshine state’s largest minority-owned auto dealership. Ford owns Sixty-seven percent of the company’s stock.

Wayne Martin is president of the Cocoa-based dealership that has more than 51% black ownership. Up 10 places on the 2009 BE Auto Dealer List, the dealership saw a 19.9% decline in 2008 revenues.