Since the recession, the amount of women-owned businesses has steadily increased, locally as well as on the national level. According to an American Express OPEN report,


“As of 2016, it is estimated that there are now 11.3 million (11,313,900) women-owned businesses in the United States, employing nearly 9 million people (8,976,100) and generating over $1.6 trillion ($1,622,763,800,000) in revenues. Between 2007 and 2016, the number of women-owned firms increased by 45%, compared to just a 9% increase among all businesses. Therefore, over the past nine years, the number of women-owned firms has grown at a rate fully five times faster than the national average.”


A similar report by the Omaha World Herald in 2013 pointed to the increase in women-owned businesses in Nebraska, the percentage being higher than the national average by 3%.


The Women's Foundation, working with the Mayor's Commission on Women, has compiled a directory of the businesses owned wholly or in part by women in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Beginning with a directory that had been created by the Human Rights Commission, entries were added or deleted, inclusion being voluntary and not an endorsement by either the Women's Foundation or the Mayor's office.


If you or others would like to be added, please contact lincolnwomen@gmail.com


You will find the directory HERE.