Wed., May 1, 2013 7:12pm (EDT)

Women-Owned Businesses Fastest Growing
By Ellen Reinhardt
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
 Women-owned businesses are up 112 percent in Georgia. That’s according to a new report by American Express OPEN. It finds that for the third year in a row Georgia leads the nation in the growth of women-owned businesses. Since 1997, women-owned businesses have grown only 59% nationally. ( Kathleen Donahoe and Clare Schexnyder at GPB)
Women-owned businesses are up 112 percent in Georgia. That’s according to a new report by American Express OPEN. It finds that for the third year in a row Georgia leads the nation in the growth of women-owned businesses. Since 1997, women-owned businesses have grown only 59% nationally. ( Kathleen Donahoe and Clare Schexnyder at GPB)
Women-owned businesses are up 112 percent in Georgia. That’s according to a new report by American Express OPEN.


It finds that for the third year in a row Georgia leads the nation in the growth of women-owned businesses. Since 1997, women-owned businesses have grown only 59% nationally.


GPB's Ellen Reinhardt talks with Clare Schexnyder and Kathleen Donahoe. They are co-owners of Oh Baby! Fitness in metro Atlanta and Savannah. They offer fitness classes to take moms from pregnancy into the toddler years. And they just signed their first licensee to grow the business nationally.