Prattville Ranked in Top 50 for Female Entrepreneurs
Prattville Ranked #46 out of 405 as Best City in the U.S. For Female Entrepreneurs to Launch their Business
Prattville outranks Auburn, AL at number #67
August 19, 2015, Fort Mill, S.C., GoodCall: The city of Prattville, AL was ranked #46 in a new report by data-science group GoodCall as one of the best cities in the U.S. for women entrepreneurs to launch their business.
“Prattville made the list for best places for women entrepreneurs due to a healthy economy, strong educational values, and a large number of women-owned businesses – 30.72% of the city’s establishments are owned by women,” says Eppie Vojt founder of GoodCall.
“Women entrepreneurs are the backbone for the Prattville community,” says Amy Brabham, Director of Economic Development for the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce. “From reasonable rental and purchase opportunities with traffic visibility, to ease of a one-stop business licensing area through the City of Prattville, we consider ourselves Open for Business. The Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce concentrates on our small business sector through Women in Business seminars, Chamber College professional development opportunities, networking luncheons, before- and after-hours functions and personalized location attention. We are excited to soon rollout our buildings and land inventory for the area as a searchable web based platform for folks looking to do business to be able to easily navigate our business space inventory. We focus on being Open for Business and welcome all business opportunities to the local market, and we invite you to be next.”
“We are thrilled to have ranked so highly in this report,” stated Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. “It is the job of government to provide an environment in which businesses can flourish. We want to be known as a business-friendly community and are thrilled that women entrepreneurs view us as a great place to set up shop.”
A total of 405 cities were evaluated on the metrics of core economic strength, business climate for women, professional networking potential and female education values.
The report also features advice for women entrepreneurs provided by national experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, The National Women’s Business Council and the American Association of University Women.
Read the full report regarding Prattville’s ranking, including methodology and data sources here: http://www.goodcall.com/data-center/2015s-best-cities-for-women-entrepreneurs/
About GoodCall: The GoodCall research team analyzes official government data to develop reports that help students, recent graduates and financial consumers make decisions about their careers, college choices and more. The GoodCall Data Center was born from the idea that in an increasingly complex online marketplace, consumers deserve access to the information they need to make educated financial decisions.
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