Ga. Women-Owned Business Statistic Not All Good News
By Lisa Hagen
Gov. Nathan Deal recently tweeted a headline that read “Georgia sees fastest growth in number of women-owned firms since 1997.”
That may be true, but it’s not the whole picture.
“In the overall labor market, women earn 78 cents for every dollar that men earn, but in the business world, women-owned businesses earn only about 25 cents on the dollar that men-owned businesses do,” Jessica Milli, a researcher with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, said.