Maryland isn't a bad place to start a business if you're a woman, according to a study commissioned by American Express OPEN.
The report puts Maryland No. 7 on its list of states that had the most growth in the number of women-owned firms and their economic clout between 1997 and 2012. Maryland didn't fare as well as our neighbor Washington, D.C., which came in at No. 1. Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona and North Dakota rounded out the top five.
In a similar ranking for cities, the report put Baltimore No. 4, after Washington, D.C., San Antonio and Houston.
The study relies on data from the U.S. Census. You can see the entire report here