Study of Women-Owned and Led Businesses: An Overview of the Data in NWBC’s Special Tabulations

Using custom datasets from the Census Bureau’s 2002 Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons (SBO), this report assesses the economic impact of women-owned and women-led firms on the U.S. economy by examining their receipts, compensation, geography, industry, and ethnography. This study indicates that the economic contributions of women business owners are greater than previously reported.