The following Table 1 breaks down the growth rate among women business owners, showing the industry, the total number of businesses, and the percentage of increase represented for the period 1997-2006.
|Industry Growth for WOB (1997-2006)|
|Industry||Million Firms||Percent of Growth|
|Real Estate, Rental & Leasing||0.6||116.8|
The following Table 2 breaks down the growth rate among women business owners, showing the industry sector, and the percentage of increase in growth for the period 1997-2006.
|Industry Growth for WOB by Sector(1997-2006)|
|Sector||Percent of Growth|
|Health Care & Social Assistance Services||130.0|
|Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Services||116.8|
|Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services||82.7|
"National Numbers: Women-Owned Businesses in the United States (2006)." Center for Women's Business Research. Access Date: April 23, 2008.