Raleigh A Top Ranked Women-Owned Business Destination

Raleigh A Top Ranked Women-Owned Business Destination

Raleigh A Top Ranked Women-Owned Business Destination

There are 11.6 million women-owned businesses, employing nearly 9 million people and generating more than $1.7 trillion in revenue in the United States.

In the last 20 years, female-owned businesses in the US has more than doubled. Specifically, the number of female-owned businesses has risen from 21,996 in 2002 to more than 45,000 in 2017. During this 15-year period, a 106.9 percent growth has been seen in women-owned business.

North Carolina has more than 333,000 businesses owned by women statewide. These women-owned, North Carolina businesses employ 279,700 people and generate more than $39.4 billion each year.

Women of color contribute largely to this explosive growth.

As of 2017, there are an estimated:

·       2.2 million African American, women-owned firms;

·       Almost 2 million Latina-owned businesses;

·       1 million Asian American women-owned companies;

·       161,500 Native American/Alaska Native women-owned enterprises and;

·       34,200 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women-owned firms.


 The report estimates that if revenues generated by minority, women-owned firms matched those currently generated by other women-owned businesses, they would add $1.1 trillion in revenues and 3.8 million new jobs to the U.S. economy.

If you are considering buying a Raleigh business or if you already own a business you should join NAWBO – National Association Of Women Business Owners. This association supports, encourages and resources women that own Raleigh businesses. The Raleigh chapter has over 40 years of history of helping women.

If you are wanting to start your to buy a business in Raleigh, considering buying an existing business for sale in Raleigh or if you want to purchase a franchise in Raleigh, give us a call today at 919.378.5776.