Georgia Leads Nation in Startups

March 9, 2011  |  

(AJC) — By desire or by necessity, going out on your own has become a way of life in America, and nowhere is that truer than in Atlanta and Georgia. Georgia led the nation in new business startups in 2010, while Atlanta tied for the second-most among the 15 biggest metro areas, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, produced by the Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation. In metro Atlanta, 580 people per 100,000 adults launched a business each month last year, second only to Los Angeles where 620 did, the report said. In Georgia, 510 people per 100,000 started a business, tying it with Nevada for the top spot among states. By comparison, 340 out of 100,000 adults created a new business each month nationwide.

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