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In the last 30 years, the number of women with full-time jobs in the U.S. has increased by more than 10%, adding $1.7 trillion dollars to the GDP, while the number of women-owned businesses has also grown to 9.1 million. 

Locally, there are approximately 2,400 businesses in Cape County and more than 1,000 of them are owned by women. In line with this, Cape has recently seen a surge in the number of groups and events for women in business.

The Chamber launched the Women’s Network last year which has seen incredible success. They are doing a Power Hour networking event on April 5. United Way has the Women United group, the Flourish Women’s Summit is put on by the Southeast Missourian, Zonta Club has overseen the Women of Achievement for many years, and finally, the University is hosting the Power of Women Luncheon on Wednesday, March 29. I’m sure I have missed others, but the point is, there are many groups and events like this. They are adding so much value to our business community and it’s just really great to see.   

We are actually welcoming a new women-owned business to Cape this week. Brickwood Boutique cuts their ribbon on Friday, March 31, in the Indie House at 605 Broadway. 

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