OLD TOWN LANSING — Over the past few years, Old Town Lansing has erupted with new women-owned ┬ábusinesses.  

According to the State of Women Owned Businesses Report in 2013, there are more than 8.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Between 1997 and 2013 the number began growing at 1.5 times the national average.  

Old Town reflects that trend.  

Almost half of the businesses in Old Town are owned by women today, according to the Old Town Commercial Association.