Building Philanthropy for a Better Florida

Key Findings: Business Ownership

Publication date: 
June, 2017
This one-pager highlights key findings in business ownership from the Status of Women by County: Poverty & Opportunity report commissioned by FPN's Florida Women's Funding Alliance. 
Florida is among the states with the largest number of women-owned businesses and the greatest growth in women-owned businesses. In 2012, women owned 38.5 percent of Florida businesses, earning the state a ranking of fifth in the nation. Nationally the share of the private sector workforce employed by women-owned businesses and the revenues of women-owned businesses have remained relatively stagnant since 2002.
Although Florida is the state with the greatest growth in the number of firms between 2007 and 2016 in the nation, revenues grew by 25 percent (ranking Florida 31st) and employment grew by about 6 percent (a ranking of 40th).