North Carolina ranks No. 3 for growth in women entrepreneurship
In North Carolina, women own 267,800 firms and employ 268,300 people, according to a new report from American Express OPEN, which ranks the state third in the growth of women-owned firms over the last 17 years.
The number of women-owned businesses has increased 68 percent since 1997, the report says, while women-owned businesses in 2007 generated $32 million in sales, a figure that grew to $35.9 million in 2014.
The report shows an estimated 1,288 women start new businesses every day, which is double the rate from three years ago.
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