According to a report in the Huffington Post, South Carolina is the 8th best state in the nation for growth in women-owned businesses. 

According to the report, nationally women-owned businesses have grown at a rate 1.5 times faster than all businesses–50 percent since 1997.  In South Carolina, the growth rate for the same period was 63.6 percent.  There were 105,100 women-owned businesses in South Carolina in 2011. 

The number one state for women-owned businesses?: Georgia.  Eight of the top 15 states are in the South.  Read the report at by clicking here.