Apr 2, 2024 - News

Women-owned business openings stay stagnant in San Diego

Data: Yelp; Table: Alice Feng/Axios
Data: Yelp; Table: Alice Feng/Axios

Women opened 1,102 businesses in San Diego in 2023, virtually unchanged from the 1,107 women-owned businesses that opened here a year earlier, Axios' Analis Bailey reports from new Yelp data.

Why it matters: San Diego's growth in women-owned businesses lags behind both the national average and other major metropolitan areas.

By the numbers: Women-owned businesses increased 17% nationwide from 2022 to 2023, and Austin, Texas, led major metro areas with a 34% year-over-year increase.

  • San Diego's 0% growth rate put it at 26 among major metros, ahead of Sacramento but lagging both San Francisco and Los Angeles.

💭 Our thought bubble: Check out some of our favorite women-owned businesses if you're looking for one of the city's best slices of pizza, one of the country's best independent bookstores or a trend-setting romance bookstore.

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