GLENS FALLS — Nearly half of all business owners in the Glens Falls metropolitan area are owned by women, according to a new report from a developer of custom business websites.
The report from Volusion compiled employment data from the latest U.S. Census Bureau to find that 49.1% of regional business owners are female. That is the seventh highest percentage among metropolitan areas in the country and way above the national average of 31%.
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There are 803 business owners in the region who are women. During the last 10 years, the percentage of women-owned businesses in the metropolitan area increased by 30 percentage points — the second-highest increase nationally.
The full report can be found at https://www.volusion.com/blog/cities-with-the-most-female-business-owners/.