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Women-Owned Businesses in These 25 Cities Are the Most Profitable

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Every year, American Express Open publishes a report called the State of Women-Owned Businesses. In 2014, that report showed there are 9 million businesses in the U.S. now owned by women, and their total annual revenues are topping $1.5 trillion each year.

So, where are the best cities for women-owned businesses?

According to, an online personal finance provider for people looking for information about education, finance, health, investing, and shopping, who recently evaluated 289 metro areas with at least 10,000 businesses, the top 25 cities for women-owned businesses are:
  1. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  2. Boulder, Colorado
  3. Monroe, Michigan
  4. Racine, Wisconsin
  5. Ocean City, New Jersey
  6. Napa, California
  7. Washington, D.C.
  8. Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
  9. San Francisco, California
  10. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  11. Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  12. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  13. Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Colorado
  14. Santa Cruz, Watsonville, California
  15. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
  16. Missoula, Montana
  17. Wilmington, North Carolina
  18. Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Georgia
  19. Fort Collins, Colorado
  20. Bend, Redmond, Oregon
  21. Charlottesville, Virginia
  22. Anchorage, Alaska
  23. Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Washington
  24. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Massachusetts-New Hampshire
  25. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland
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