The Kansas City Metropolitan Area was recently named the seventh best out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the nation for women-owned business by WalletHub, an online financial planning site.
WalletHub analysts compared the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas across three key dimensions: Overall New Business Friendliness, Female Entrepreneurship, and Business Climate for Women. Then WalletHub compiled 10 relevant metrics across those three dimensions that would indicate support toward women-owned businesses. These metrics include:
• Overall New Business Friendliness • Percentage of Women-Owned Businesses• Average Percentage Growth of Women-Owned Businesses • Percentage of Employees in Women-Owned Businesses• Average Revenue of Women-Owned Businesses• Average Revenue Growth of Women-Owned Businesses• Industry Variety for Women-Owned Firms • Presence of Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Centers• WalletHub “Working Moms” • WalletHub “Gender Inequality”
“It is a true testament to our business climate in Kansas that Kansas City has been placed in such a prominent spot on this list,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave. “In Kansas we support all types of businesses and look forward to bringing even more women-owned businesses to the rest of the state of Kansas as well.”
Kansas City, KS-MO also ranked 14th out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the nation for ‘female entrepreneurs’.