Georgia’s Women-Owned Business Growth Outranks the Nation


Every day in the U.S., approximately 1,288 new businesses are started by women – a rate that has doubled since last year.  Along with this stat, the recent American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Business Report also dubbed Georgia the No. 1 state for women-owned business growth.

Georgia’s No. 1 business climate encourages women to be more savvy, spirited and independent. It’s no wonder we rank high in overall top state for doing business and have the second largest entrepreneurial activity in the nation.

Women Business Enterprises are one of the fastest growing segments in Georgia, averaging 117% growth since 1997. Businesswomen in Georgia find great resources here, such as creating new media connections and find mentoring, training and networking opportunities, like the ladies at the Small Business Summit in the photo above. Businesswomen can even learn more about public policy organizations that advocate on behalf of women. The Georgia Department of Economic Development

If you’re interested in growing or starting a small business in Georgia, learn how we’re supporting Georgia’s business sectors or email Georgia’s Director of Entrepreneur & Small Business Development Mary Ellen McClanahan.


Photo description: Small Business Summit 2011 Pre-Event Photos. (cc) Grant Wickes VP Business Development, Wasp Barcode Technologies. 

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For more information on Georgia’s public-private business partnerships, contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development at 404.962.4000.

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