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National Women’s Business Council Report Shows Women-Owned Businesses Thriving, Growing
Women are starting more than 1,140 businesses per day, employ 8 million people, and bring in annual revenues of $1.4 trillion
WASHINGTON – As part of its celebration of March as Women’s History Month, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) today released a new report showing women-owned businesses now comprise 36 percent of the country’s businesses. Women have been entering the ranks of business ownership in the U.S. at rates far exceeding the national average. Between 2002 and 2012, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. increased at a rate of 2 1/2 times the national average, and employment in women-owned businesses grew at a rate of 4 1/2 times all businesses.