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Old 04-15-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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This is a ranking of the whole country for small businesses recently released. It pulled out the northeast MSA's which includes Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is actually one of the best places to do business in the northeast. It seems like a great place to open up a small business and has weathered the recession well. I was on a blog that had some great pictures of Pittsburgh recently. I have never been there but I need to make a trip.


National Rank

(NR).......(NR)......(NR)
2011......2010.......2009........MSA.............. Small-business vitality score......# of Small businesses (2008)

9.............19..........16.......Washington..... ..............25.471.............................. ..137,564
10...........27...........35.......New York.....................22.464................... .............526,063
11...........5............10........Portland, Maine.............22.339.......................... ......17,428
13...........33..........36........Boston......... ................21.740............................ ....121,184
17...........29..........13........Brid/Stam Conn............18.284............................ .....27,432
23...........71..........66........Pittsburgh..... ...............13.806............................. ....58,639
24...........43..........61........Albany......... ...............12.924............................. ....20,608
25...........61..........75........Syracuse, N.Y...............12.833.......................... ......15,180
29...........80..........84.........Buffalo....... ................12.235............................ .....26,402
31...........37..........41........Baltimore...... ................9.482............................. ....65,642
37...........65..........52........Harrisburg, Pa...............6.928............................ .....13,204
39...........20..........56........Poughkeepsie, N.Y..........6.407................................ .16,708
40...........56..........42........Hartford....... .................6.254............................ .....29,445
43...........64..........68........Allen/Beth, Pa................5.707........................... ......18,407
48...........70..........63........Philadelphia... ................4.504............................. ....144,593
52...........58..........96........Rochester, N.Y...............2.930........................... ......23,063
55...........44..........72........New Haven, Conn...........2.326.............................. ...19,927
63...........74..........73........Scran/Wilk/Bar Pa.........-2.779.................................13,235
82...........77..........89........Providence..... ..............-19.284................................41,905
92...........42..........93........Worcester, Mass...........-32.211................................17,767
97...........88..........94........Springfield, Mass..........-43.002................................14,986


Washington leads in small-business vitality in the East | The Business Journals
Nice to see Syracuse up there. Interesting and the potential is there for small businesses, as the city, metro and region increasingly become more diverse. Having a pretty high rate of colleges/college students doesn't hurt either.
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