Charlotte & Raleigh named best places in America for small business
Posted on 4 Feb 2009 by Justin Ruckman
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.