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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

African American Women and Entrepreneurship

In February, the National Women'’s Business Council (NWBC) published a series of facts about businesses owned by African American women. Among those facts was this:
The ten states with the highest survival rates from 1997 to 2000 among African American women-owned employer establishments were: Oklahoma (89% survival); New York (87%); Arizona (83%); Maryland (81%); Nebraska (81%); Alabama (79%); Michigan (78%); Wisconsin (78%); Pennsylvania (77%); and Washington (77%).
Overall the NWBC reported both positives and negatives that these businesses are facing. The most overwhelming positive is that businesses owned by African American women exist AND are having a positive impact.


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