Georgia recognizes that its fastest-growing business segments are women and minorities:
- GA ranks #1 in U.S. for the fastest growth in number of women-owned firms (American Express OPEN 4/13)
- GA ranks #2 in U.S. for highest number of black-owned businesses at 20.4% (US Census)
Just as critical is the importance of planting the seed of entrepreneurship in Georgia’s youth by exposing them to the opportunities of creative thinking and starting their own business.
How does the State of Georgia define a small business?
A small business is a business which is independently owned and operated and must have either fewer than 300 employees or less than $30 million in gross receipts per year.
Learn more about what Georgia is doing to support these key segments:
What is the Georgia definition of minority? Are women included in that definition?
Women are included only if they are a member of a minority race. The following groups are considered minority:
- African American
- Asian American
- Native American
- Pacific Islander