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14 Best Start-Up Cities in the US

14 Best Start-Up Cities in the US

Would you have expected St. Louis, MO to top the list? It’s not unusual today for a city to have a robust support system for startups. But the network in St. Louis came together like lightning. When Anheuser-Busch was sold in 2008, St. Louis’s unemployment rate was about 6 percent and rising sharply. (It peaked […]

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The Missing Jobs

The Missing Jobs

A new study sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation suggests that part of the reason we are in the mess that we’re in is that, sometime early this century, start up companies stopped producing as many jobs as they had in the past: The new study, the next in a continuing series on firm formation and […]

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Do start-up businesses really create a lot of jobs?

Do start-up businesses really create a lot of jobs?

Not anymore. At least according to a recent report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of jobs produced by start-ups has been gradually declining for about a decade. They really got hit hard during the current recession. Check out the chart below (click on it to enlarge). As you can see, the […]

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