Maryland among best states in U.S. for growth of women-owned businesses

The number of women-owned businesses in Maryland are growing at a faster rate than the U.S. average, according to a new study by American Express.

Women-owned companies in Maryland reached 202,300 in 2014, a 74.7 percent increase from 1997, the study found. That topped the national growth rate of 67.8 percent over the same period.

Maryland ranks ninth in the U.S. for growth in the number of women-owned firms.

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