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Charlotte & Raleigh named best places in America for small business

Posted on 4 Feb 2009 by Justin Ruckman

photos: James Willamor; view these photos on Flickr

Charlotte and Raleigh have been named the two best places in America for small businesses — Charlotte ranks #2 and Raleigh #1. Seattle comes in just behind at #3.

Their reasoning includes, among other things, our population growth, employment rate, small-business growth and concentration. Compare 17.4% rise in Charlotte population to the national 4.8%, 15.4% employment rise to 5.8%, 4% small-business growth to 1.3%, and 27.07 small businesses per 1,000 residents to the national 24.57.

Not a bad time to live and work in North Carolina, all things considered.

Comments

  1. Ben Eige 4 Feb 2009 at 8:41 PM

    Go Charlotte!

  2. ecomod 4 Feb 2009 at 9:45 PM

    Wow, we actually ranked higher than Charlotte for something?!! ;D

  3. Charlotte Homes 11 Feb 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Yes i agree with you, charlotte is the best place for small business. Thanks for sharing this article.