Durham, NC named a top city in US for female entrepreneurs

North Carolina is home to one of the best cities in the country for women entrepreneurs, a new report finds.

Durham ranked No. 7 on a list of places where conditions support women who start businesses, according to results released last month from Fundera.

To come up with its findings, the small business resource says it examined the 100 U.S. cities that have the most workers. Analysts studied federal government and Tax Foundation data to determine business ownership, income, affordability and educational attainment, according to Fundera.

Durham made it into the top 10 after getting a boost for its percentage of all “self-employed business owners who are women” — a figure that stands at 47.1%, results show. It also received high scores for its pre-pandemic job growth and “relatively low housing costs,” according to the findings.

“Despite its high ranking, Durham still has room to grow as a top city

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