24. Walker Family Auto Group

Walker Family Auto Group is the nation’s 24th largest African American-owned auto dealership group; and Mississippi’s largest minority-owned auto dealers.

Founded by Jimmy Walker in 1994, the company consists of Laurel Ford Lincoln Mercury and Kia of Laurel. Walker earned $59.5 million in 2008 revenues—down 31.3% from the previous year. Ford owns 60% of the company’s stock.

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