The Kansas City area is a top destination for women to own a business, according to a new report.
A study released Monday by personal finance website WalletHub placed Kansas City in the top 10 U.S. cities for women-owned businesses.
Kansas City earned a No. 7 spot, beating out other Midwest cities including Omaha (No. 19), Tulsa ( No. 22) and Colorado Springs (No. 38).
WalletHub ranked the 100 most-populated metropolitan areas, doling out points for new business friendliness, female entrepreneurship and business climate for women. The website analyzed other components of business creation, including percentage of women-owned businesses, average growth and number of employees. The data came from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the site’s own research.
Kansas City earned a No. 7 spot, beating out other Midwest cities including Omaha (No. 19), Tulsa ( No. 22), Colorado Springs (No. 38) and Denver (No. 57). It also beat out entrepreneurial hubs like New York (No. 60) San Francisco (No. 89) San Jose (No. 100)
The top 10 metros for women-owned businesses are:
- Nashville, TN
- Chattanooga, TN
- Columbus, OH
- Memphis, TN
- Milwaukee, WI
- Rochester, NY
- Kansas City, MO-KS
- Spokane, WA
- Greensboro, NC
- Honolulu, HI