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Dayton Named One of the Most Small Business-Friendly Metro Areas

06/13/2014

According to Governing.com, Dayton ranked 17 on a national survey of the most Small Business-Friendly metro areas. This is great news for all of our soon to be and established small business owners in Dayton! The survey, provided by Thumbtack.com, was sent to 12,000 small business owners over a two month period and assessed how owners perceived their business environment. Survey questions included small business owners’ attitudes regarding ease of starting a business or hiring employees, regulations and available training programs (like our own SBDC courses). States and metro areas were included in the results if 30 or more surveys were completed.

The survey found that Dayton is the highest ranking metro area in the state of Ohio for overall friendliness. Dayton received an overall grade of A- while the entire State of Ohio received a grade of C. For more perspective, Columbus received a B, Cleveland a B-, and Cincinnati a C+.

To see more survey results and read how those results were reached, click here.

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