New York, NY – New York City’s month-long marketing campaign aimed at promoting women-owned businesses – huge success.
“New York wouldn’t be the vibrant city it is today without influential women,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Women-owned businesses drive this city and I am thrilled to continue fighting for them by encouraging all New Yorkers to shop women-owned businesses.”
According to New York City Economic Development Corporation and Department of Small Business Services, New York City is home to more than 350,000 women-owned businesses. Women-owned businesses generate more than $50 billion in revenue for New York City every year and employ more than 190,000 employees. Women invest 90% of their income back into their families and local communities and drive 85% of business and consumer purchasing. The “Shop Women OwnedNYC” campaign appeared on bus shelters, LinkNYC kiosks, digitally, and on storefronts of participating businesses.
I want to congratulate the Shop Women Owned NYC initiative on its bold approach to amplifying the hard work of women-owned businesses across all five boroughs. This campaig pushed New Yorkers to put their money where their mouths are and support the women entrepreneurs who fuel our city,” said New York City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Co-Chair of the Council’s Women’s Caucus.