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Missouri cities named among top cities for women-owned businesses, tech

insight67Kansas City and St. Louis both took home high rankings among women-owned businesses, while St. Louis was named as new tech center.

Wallethub.com named Kansas City and St. Louis as top cities for women-owned businesses, while St. Louis Business Journal reported St. Louis as poised to be new tech center.

Kansas City and St. Louis were both named among top cities for women-owned businesses, according to wallethub.com. The website rated the cities using data covering new business friendliness, percentage of women-owned businesses, average growth of those businesses, number of employees, average revenue, industry variety, and gender equality.  Kansas City ranked number 7 on the list while St. Louis ranked number 14.

St. Louis is also reported to be “poised to be a new tech center”, according to St. Louis Business Journal. The report, which was published by CBRE, highlighted local tech hotspots Cortex and the Central Business District in downtown St. Louis, and found that tech companies currently occupy more than 48 million square feet of office space. Major tech companies in the area include Graybar, World Wide Technology, and Square, which recently moved into the Cortex Innovation community, along with many others.