R.I. ranks No. 37 in nation for growth in women-owned firms

Updated at 11:24 a.m.

RHODE ISLAND RANKED in the bottom half in the nation for three main metrics on women-owned businesses in the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Above, a map reflecting women-owned businesses
RHODE ISLAND RANKED in the bottom half in the nation for three main metrics on women-owned firms in the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. / COURTESY AMERICAN EXPRESS OPEN
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 37 in the nation for the growth of the number of women-owned firms over 20 years, according to the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express Open. The number of women-owned firms increased 64.9 percent from 1997 to 2017, from 19,886 to 32,800. Nationally, the number of women-owned…
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