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Helping make an impact on communities across the state of Connecticut.

Women across Connecticut are strengthening the economy on a local, state, and national level. Find out how WBDC is benefitting the community, and its women business owners/female entrepreneurs are serving as economic engines.

An impressive 1 in 11 adult women is an entrepreneur.1

U.S. women-owned business are growing 5x the national average of all firms.2

If U.S. women owned businesses were their own country, they would have the 5th largest GDP in the world!3

Women's Business Development Council clients have generated $180,000,000 in gross revenues over 3 years.5

Women's Business Development Council clients have contributed $9.75 million in tax revenues to the state of Connecticut over 3 years.7

For every $1 invested in WBDC, a full 87¢ is reinvested in the community.8

4,900 jobs

Women's Business Development Council has served nearly 19,000 clients, and assisted in the creation of nearly 1,800 businesses, sustainability and expansion of 3,800 estabilished businesses, and support of more than 4,900 jobs, since inception.6

$1,600,000,000,000

11.3 million U.S. women-owned businesses generate over $1.6 trillion in revenues and employ 9 million workers.4

  1. Go4Funding. Some Facts About Women Entrepreneurs. Retrieved from http://www.go4funding.com/Articles/Entrepreneur/Some-Facts-About-Women-Entrepreneurs.aspx.
  2. American Express OPEN (2016). The 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Retrieved from http://about.americanexpress.com/news/docs/2016x/2016SWOB.pdf.
  3. Center for Women’s Business Research (2009). The Economic Impact of Women-Owned Businesses in the United States. Retrieved from https://www.nwbc.gov/research/economic-impact-women-owned-businesses-united-states.
  1. American Express OPEN (2016). The 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Retrieved from http://about.americanexpress.com/news/docs/2016x/2016SWOB.pdf.
  2. Women’s Business Development Council. 2014, 2015, and 2016 Year-End Reports.
  3. Women’s Business Development Council.
  4. Women’s Business Development Council.
  5. Independent auditors for the Women’s Business Development Council.