Cedar Rapids Gazette: Women-owned businesses are doing quite well, thank you, according to a new study of business trends. The 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express and prepared by research and training company Ventureneer, listed Iowa among the top 10 states demonstrating economic clout — growth in the number of women-owned businesses as well as their own growth in employment and revenues. Iowa was tied with Georgia at eighth place. South Dakota led the list; Texas and Utah were tied for second.