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Number Of Women-Owned Businesses Growing Slowly In Wyoming « Back to Search Results

Wyoming is ranked 42nd in the nation for growth of women-owned businesses since 2007, with a 22 percent increase in that time. That’s compared to a 58 percent increase of women-owned businesses nationwide. But Wyoming still ranks in the top ten for women’s businesses that employ large numbers of people.

A new report commissioned by American Express shows Wyoming tied with Washington state for ninth place on the number of people women-owned businesses employ, or it’s “employment vitality.”

Researcher Geri Stengel said there is a strong representation of rural states in this category, most likely because Wyoming does not have so-called “necessity entrepreneurs;” those are women who can’t find quality employment, so they start their own business.

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Both Newcastle and Upton have large deer herds living right in town!  Wild turkeys are everywhere! There are large elk herds to the north, east and west!  There are more North American Pronghorn Antelope than there are people!  Look for groundhogs, snakes and lizards. Wildlife watching is easier than people watching in Newcastle and Upton. Bring your binoculars and your cameras!