News : N.H. is near top for women-owned business revenue

Apr 2, 2012

Featured in Seacoast Online

By Michael McCord

A recently released study shows that New Hampshire is one of the top states in the country for revenue generated by women-owned businesses.

New Hampshire has an estimated 37,700 women-owned firms, employing 37,800 workers and generating an estimated $6.895 billion in sales in 2012, according to the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. The comprehensive report was commissioned by American Express OPEN and released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The study, which follows similar research released in 2011, tracked national trends in women-owned businesses from 1997 to 2012. While New Hampshire ranked 32nd in the growth overall of women-owned businesses during that time frame, it was sixth in the country in the rate of revenue growth at 121 percent...

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