Thursday, April 4, 2013

Women-owned businesses nearly double in N.C.


The number of woman-owned businesses has nearly doubled in North Carolina over the last 16 years, says a report released Thursday, commissioned by American Express OPEN. 

The "State of Women-Owned Business" report, which relied on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, also shows that North Carolina ranks third in the nation for its growth in number of women-owned firms - 90.9 percent - since 1997. 

Nationally, the number of women-owned businesses has increased 59 percent since 1997.

North Carolina state has an estimated 267,000 women-owned firms, employing 268,100, and the firms are expected to generate $35.8 billion in revenue this year. 


The report includes data across industry, revenue and employment size at the national and state levels. 

Access the full report here.


5 comments:

Adolf said...

I know a fellow who ran a small technology-related business. He put the business in his wife's name and advertised it as "woman-owned."

To my knowledge the only involvement she had in the business was catering the Christmas Party.

Anonymous said...

To the best of my knowledge, I have never cared or even known who the owner of any business has been. I do business with an entity that offers the best product or service at the best value.

Anonymous said...

So are we at a level playing field yet?

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