Tuesday February 25, 2014 0 commentsDENVER - Denver ranks No. 7 on the "Top 10 Cities for Female Entrepreneurs," according to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
NAWBO said it looked at business friendliness, presence of female entrepreneurs, earnings of female workers, education level and local unemployment rates in determining its rankings.
The NAWBO report said Denver is home to 11.5 businesses per 100 residents, and 30 percent of those companies are run by women.
The report also noted the nearby presence of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado-Boulder offering NAWBO's "favorite evening MBA program for women," the Women's Council, WILD Summit and the Women in Business Club.
The top cities on the list were:
- No. 1--Washington, D.C.
- No. 2--San Francisco
- No. 3--Seattle
- No. 4--Minneapolis
- No. 5--Portland, Ore.
- No. 6--Atlanta
- No. 7--Denver
- No. 8--Austin
- No. 9--San Jose
- No. 10--Boston
NAWBO said between 1997 and 2013 the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. grew by 59 percent. Female entrepreneurs run more than 8.6 million businesses nationwide and generate more than $1.3 trillion in total revenues.