15. Corley Automotive Group Inc.

Even with a 15.5% loss in 2008 revenues, Corley Automotive Group Inc. moved up eight places on the BE Auto Dealers list. The Grants, New Mexico-based auto powerhouse is the largest African American-owned dealership group in the Southwest.

Founded by Ed Corley in 1987, the company owns nine dealerships across the state including Ed Corley Ford Mercury of Española; Ed Corley Ford Lincoln Mercury, Ed Corley Chevrolet Buick, and Ed Corley Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Grants; Ed Corley Dodge Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Ed Corley Nissan, and Ed Corley Hyundai of Gallup; as well as Ed Corley Lincoln Mercy and Ed Corley Volvo of Albuquerque.