Best Cities for Small Businesses

Luring business has long been a major strategy among cities to stay prosperous. This ranking lists the cities in America that are best at bringing in and harboring small businesses.
April 12, 2011, 2pm PDT | Nate Berg
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Austin, Texas, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Charleston, South Carolina top the list.

"We used a six-part formula to analyze the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas, searching for the places that offer the best climates for small businesses. See the bottom of this page for a database with the top-to-bottom standings.

Austin emerged as the clear leader, thanks to its outstanding records in three statistical categories that have a direct impact on small-business activity:"

Population, employment and small business growth.

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Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
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