Tennessee Census-Based Report Shows Growth Trends In Women-Owned Businesses

Tennessee Census-Based Report Shows Growth Trends In Women-Owned Businesses

Tennessee has an estimated 165,900 women-owned firms, employing 117,300 and attributing to roughly $25,150,400,000 according to the fourth annual American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, a comprehensive report analyzing the 1997, 2002, and 2007 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s quinquennial business census, the Survey of Business Owners.

Nationally, the number of women-owned businesses has increased 68% since 1997. Tennessee is ranked 14th (66.3 %) in growth of number of firms over the past 17 years and 26th (73.0%) in growth of firm revenue between 1997 and 2014.
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