Republican Leadership Creates Strong Environment for Women-Owned Firms
AUSTIN - Reports regularly confirm Texas as one of the best states in the nation for job creation and economic success. A recent report by American Express shows that business is better in Texas, especially for women.
Texas was listed as a national leader in growing women-owned businesses and tops the charts for sales from those businesses. Republicans' focus on a thriving economic climate has once again proven to be the best solution for Texas women, families and employers.
"Red State Women proudly touts the economic success that makes Texas the best state in nation to start a family, business or future," said Red State Women Executive Director Cari Christman. "Republican policies continue to allow more Texas women the opportunities they need to achieve their goals. Democrats don't know how to grow the economy and create jobs, which is why they are talking about litigation rather than job creation. The Texas Republican record and agenda is one of expanded opportunity for women and men to live and work free from intrusive bureaucracy, taxes and red tape."
According to the 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express, Texas is a national leader for working women. Texas was named one of the fastest-growing states for women-owned firms, up 93% over the past 16 years, well above the national average of 59%. Texas also ranks second in growth in Latina owned firms, increasing 228% since 1997.
Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio all rank in the top four cities nationwide for growth in number of women owned business and top ten in growth in economic clout. At $115 billion, Texas ranked second in largest amount of sales from women owned firms.
RSW's mission is to engage, empower and inspire all Texas women to become proud, politically active members of the Republican Party. RSW serves as a resource on social, economic and political issues relevant to all Texas women. RSW is an organization of women committed to revolutionizing the way the Republican Party communicates with women. To find out more and join our efforts, visit www.redstatewomen.com, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.