Women-owned businesses growing exploding in SC

More South Carolina women are opting to be their own bosses.

The number of women-owned firms in the state grew to 114,500 or 78.3 percent between 1997 and 2014, according to the fourth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express Open.

South Carolina ranked sixth in the nation for its of growth in women-owned firms. Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Nevada, and Mississippi, respectively, were the top five states with the fastest growth in the number of those firms.

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