Metropolises with the Most Small Businesses

Yesterday’s blog talked about the recent study revealing that 98% of businesses in American cities have under 100 employees.  But what U.S. cities have the highest number of small businesses?  Recently the Business Journals ranked which American metropolises have the most small businesses:

11. San Francisco, CA: 115,841 small businesses

10. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX: 117,886 small businesses

9. Boston-Quincy-Cambridge, MA-NH: 118,909 small businesses

8. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA: 127,104 small businesses

7. Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington, TX: 135,799 small businesses

6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA: 136,711 small businesses

5. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-N.J.-MD: 141,893 small businesses

4. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL: 166,843 small businesses

3. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL, IN, WI: 231,074 small businesses

2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA: 352,402 small businesses

1. New York-New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ: 520,480 small businesses

Small businesses make up a staggering majority of the total number of businesses in the U.S.  In the 11 cities listed above they are even more plentiful then they are in other parts of the country.  Did your city make the list?  If so do you notice the abundance of small businesses in your community?


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Posted on November 10, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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