Women- Owned Businesses- Carving a New American Business Landscape
The Center for Women in Business is pleased to present our latest research highlighting the growing impact of women entrepreneurs and small business owners on the American economy. This report looks at how women like Fulton, Ambrose-Burbank, and Brown are reshaping the entrepreneurial landscape. In particulare the "1099 economy" and the women who have started their own micro-enterprises either out of choice or necessity. The research also provides powerful examples of systems and programs that encourage and support women's business initiatives in communitites around the United States. Click Here To Read The Full Report
Statistics provided by The 2014 State of Women-Owned Business Report
Information contained in this report was prepared from sources and data from varying agencies
including the Economic Census Branch of the Company Statistics Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.
commissioned by American Express OPEN
(last updated in 2015)
United States Statistics:
As of 2015, the report estimates that:
-The current numbers: it is estimated that, as of 2014, there are nearly 9.1 million women-owned enterprises, employing nearly 7.9 million workers and generating over $1.4 trillion in revenues.
-Between 1997 and 2014, the number of women-owned firms grew at 1½ times the national average. And revenue and employment growth among womenowned firms tops that of all other firms—except the largest, publicly traded corporations.
-The states with the fastest growth in the number, employment and revenues of women-owned firms since 1997 are: North Dakota, the District of Columbia, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Wyoming, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, and Utah.
As of 2014, businesses which are majority owned (51% or more) by women:
- Total 14.2 million firms
- Employ 15.9 million people
- Generate $2.9 trillion in annual revenues
Women Business Owners represent 30% of all enterprises, and are growing faster in number and employment than most other firms.
State of Texas Statistics
As of 2014, the report estimates that businesses which are majority owned (51.9% or more) by women in the State of Texas:
- #1 for the Top Ten States: Number of Women-Owned Businesses
- #9 for a combined account for revenue and employment for the Top Ten States
Houston Metropolitan Statistics
As of 2014, the report estimates that businesses which are majority owned (51.9% or more) by women in the Houston TX Metropolitan Statistical Area:
- Total 178,500
- #8 for Top Ten Metro Areas: Number of Women-Owned Businesses
- Experienced 112.2% Growth in Firm $
- Experienced 13.1% Growth in Employment
San Antonio Metropolitan Statistics
As of 2014, the Center estimates that businesses which are majority owned (51.9% or more) by women in the San Antonio TX Metropolitan Statistical Area:
- Ranked #1 for the Top Ten Metro Areas for Women-Owned Firms
- 86.4% Growth in Number of Firms
- 46.9 Growth in Firm $
-54.2% Growth in employment
To read the full report: The 2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report