New York City is home to roughly 414,000 women entrepreneurs – more than any other U.S. city. The Big Apple is also a hot spot for women-owned business sales, which generated $53 billion in revenue in 2012 alone – up 25% from 2007. Los Angeles (192,358). Chicago ranks third with 123,632 women-owned firms, followed by Houston with 102,813, and Dallas with 52,798.

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But while New York tops the list in terms of the overall numbers of women-owned businesses, Dallas ranks first in revenues per women-owned businesses of the 25 largest cities. The average sales for women-owned firms are $198,599. San Antonio, Texas, was second, with $191,223 in average sales, followed by Fort Worth ($186,435), Houston ($181,122), and San Francisco ($175,766).

These findings are from a study, created by a Center for an Urban Future, and made possible by Capital One’s Future Edge initiative, which explored the surge of women-led


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Source: Black Enterprise » Small Business