Greenville, South Carolina, recently ranked 21 in Verizon Business’ first annual “Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business Report.” Being in the top 10 percent in the nation, Greenville was named one of the top small cities for small businesses to grow and thrive.
Those making the list of 50 small cities were chosen by Verizon analysts based on education level of the local workforce, in-city commute times, income per capita, broadband access, availability of SBA loans, and overall tax friendliness. Data was gathered from nearly 300 small cities with populations between 50,000 and 75,000 people, which is how the U.S. census classifies small cities.
While Verizon is more popularly known as a cellphone service provider, Verizon Business also strives to provide businesses with a variety of tools necessary to operate efficiently.
The complete study can be found here.