Media Advisory

New York and Kansas City Feds To Issue Inaugural Report On Women-Owned Small Businesses On November 30

November 20, 2017

The Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Kansas City will issue the 2016 Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Women-Owned Firms at 2:00 PM EST (1:00 PM CST) on Thursday, November 30. The Report on Women-Owned Firms is the fifth in a series of reports that examines the results of an annual survey of small business owners. The other reports in the series are the Reports on Employer Firms, Startup Firms, Minority-Owned Firms and Microbusinesses.

The Report on Women-Owned Firms focuses on small businesses with employees that had majority female ownership in 2016. These findings are significant to the U.S. macroeconomy because the number of women-owned small employer firms overall and the amount of people they employ are increasing more quickly than majority men-owned small employer firms.

The Report will examine business conditions and the credit environment from the perspective of over 2,500 women-owned small employer firms. Specifically, it will examine how these firms nationwide performed—especially compared to men-owned small employer firms—by assessing their performance and key industries, the credit they sought and received, and the financing and growth challenges that they faced.

Betsy Bourassa, New York Fed

Bill Medley, Kansas City Fed

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