Boulder is the No. 1 metro area for women in business with 4.42 businesses per 100 residents owned by a woman -– more than any other city in the U.S., according to an analysis by NerdWallet and a new report from public relations and digital communications firm Version 2.0 Communications.
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In fact, women-led businesses are cropping up across Colorado cities. Denver and Fort Collins also rank among the top 10 metros for women, ranking as Nos. 3 and 7 respectively. All have above-average levels of women’s entrepreneurship and small-business loan rates, the report says.
Colorado exceeds the nation for women that are self-employed with about 9.9 percent compared to 7.2 percent in the U.S. as a whole.