Women-Owned Business Day

Posted on May 17, 2017


By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, the national growth of women owned businesses is 68 percent with 1,288 new women-owned business starts each year; and

WHEREAS, Alabama ranks 15th in the nation for women-owned businesses with a growth rate of 42.5 percent; and

WHEREAS, there are an estimated 153,000 women-owned firms in Alabama, employing more than 111,000 people with combined sales of $19 billion; and

WHEREAS, the State of Alabama values entrepreneurial businesses and seeks to celebrate growth in business ownership among women in the community

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim May 17, 2017, as

Women-Owned Business Day

in the State of Alabama.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 17th day of May 2017.

Kay Ivey