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  • Writer's pictureGreater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce

5 Facts About Women-Owned Businesses


Women are celebrated and honored every single day by SBA. We recognize the value that women entrepreneurs present to our great, growing economy. Despite the unique challenges women entrepreneurs face women business owners are still a powerful force in our economy:

  1. 37% of all businesses in the U.S. were owned by women in 2017

  2. 12 million women-owned businesses generated over $2.7T in revenues in 2017

  3. 1.1 million women-owned businesses employed 10.1 million workers in 2017

  4. Women-owned small businesses were awarded 5.62% of federal subcontracts in fiscal year 2020 totaling $14.3B

  5. SBA's network of over 140 Women's Business Centers helped over 88,000 businesses in fiscal year 2021


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