News U Can Use: Seattle tops in the West for small business

Seattle tops in the West for small business

Seattle ranks among the strongest in the country when it comes to small business.

According to a new study, Seattle ranks No. 1 in the West and fifth nationally in an analysis of small-business vitality.

The analysis used a six-part formula to identify the markets that are most conducive to the creation and development of small businesses. It considered factors as diverse as local concentrations of small businesses, population growth, and employment gains or losses. The rankings define a small business as any private-sector company with 99 or fewer employees.

Here’s more information on how Seattle and Denver lead for small businesses in the West.

Read more: Seattle tops in the West for small business | Puget Sound Business Journal

Puget Sound Business Journal

Date: Friday, April 15, 2011, 12:56pm PDT – Last Modified: Friday, April 15, 2011, 1:53pm PDT

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