Nationally, there are 8.1 million women-owned businesses. The states with the greatest number of women-owned firms are the most populous ones: California, Texas and New York make up the top three. However, what is more interesting than looking at the states with the greatest number of women-owned firms, is to look at the growth in women-owned firms at the state level: both growth in the number of firms and in the revenues that these firms are generating. The top three states with the fastest growth in number of women-owned firms over the past 14 years are: Georgia, Nevada and Mississippi.
To find out where your state ranks in terms of growth in women-owned firm numbers and firm revenue, read the State Trends section of The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report here.