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Edmond ranks high as best city in the U.S. for women entrepreneurs to launch businesses

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EDMOND, Okla.  – The city of Edmond, Okla. was ranked as one of the best cities in the U.S. for women entrepreneurs to launch a business in a new report by data-science group GoodCall.

“Edmond took the #30 position, outranking other Oklahoma cities in the top 50 including Oklahoma City and Yukon,” said Eppie Vojt, founder of GoodCall. “The city of Edmond earned its rank by having a strong post-recession economy and a high density of female business-owners, outweighing many other places in the country.”

The GoodCall research team analyzes official government data to develop reports that help students, recent graduates and financial consumers make decisions, such as college and career choices.

“We are excited to hear that Edmond has been recognized as one of the 2015 Best U. S. Cities for Women Entrepreneurs,” said Ken Moore, president and CEO of the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce prides itself on the programs and events we conduct for women in business. We will continue to work with this important segment of our business community to foster an environment where women in business can flourish and excel.”

A total of 405 cities were evaluated on the metrics of core economic strength, business climate for women, professional networking potential and female educational values.

The report regarding Edmond’s ranking includes methodology and data sources.

“We are honored to be a part of this distinguished group of communities,” said Larry Stevens, Edmond’s city manager. “Edmond works hard to be business friendly, and this ranking shows we are heading in the right direction.”

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