The state of women-owned businesses in Wisconsin

Wisconsin lags behind the national average in terms of women's business ownership. The state has about 119,200 women-owned companies, which account for $22.5 billion in revenue, according to a report from American Express OPEN. "This (survey) shines a light on the key role women owners play in our economy, and how important it is for policy-makers to support women entrepreneurs in starting, building and sustaining their businesses," said Christine Lidbury of the Wisconsin Women's Council.

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